Everyday I get a chuckle as I walk by this sign advertising this business for reforming gorillas.
“Gorilla ReFORM” home remodeling shop
(Google Translate)— The origin of the shop name…has no deep meaning so much, but the sound was good. I felt “Gorilla ReFORM” to be a name that is familiar and charming. “Gorillali‑kun” (R) is our company mascot. →
Oddly, this is not the only business in Japan that reforms gorillas. There was also the “REFORM GORILLA” shop in Hiroshima (Google Translate)
–Reform Gorilla has great reform stories…
I walk by a several different signs advertising “REFORM” every week and wonder howtheflyingfuck did the Japanese decide that English “reform” ( rifomu) should mean to remodel / renovation or to alter clothing—Mysteries.