For some strange reason, the word “Goon” —meaning a stupid person or a bully or thug hired to terrorize or eliminate opponents—keeps popping up in Japan in the oddest places. Stranger yet, “Goon” in Japanese-English has positive and fun connotations such as this advertisement I stumbled across today for Coleman travel gear…
Of course, The “GOON” in this Coleman advertisement is just an artifact of the way Japanese is written. That is, like many other languages in Asian and the Middle East, the Japanese language has not invented spaces* between words.
So, “GO ON A TRIP” and “GOON A TRIP” is the same in Japanese eyes. (>_< ")
“GOON” is also the name of a favorite brand of disposable diapers in Japan as mentioned the previous report: GOON Big! (3Yen / 2009-10-02) →