Foot techno

Sock label

After a hard day’s work as the Dunglish doctor, this woolly piece of Dunglish just made my happy hour. Besides the absolutely retarded title (I had a good laugh), what’s up with using the singular? I use TWO socks, dude. The only argument would be that each sock is sold separately, but my money is on two. Smell you later!

(Photo: Robin)

7 Responses to “Foot techno”

  1. Jasper says:

    Technical Winter Socks, sound great to me!

    Maar dat je altijd meervoud moest gebruiken zou ik niet hebben geraden…

  2. nans says:

    De titel ‘technical winter socks’ is niet zo gek als hij in eerste instantie lijkt.

    Technische kleding, of technical clothing, is een gangbare term in de outdoor-kledingindustrie. Er wordt kleding mee bedoeld die met ‘technische’ middelen bepaalde eigenschappen heeft gekregen. Ademende regenkleding is bijvoorbeeld technische kleding, maar ook winddicht fleece. Zelfs kleding die gemaakt is van het natuurproduct merinowol wordt wel technische kleding genoemd, vanwege de specifieke eigenschappen die merinowol (zonder s!) heeft boven gewone wol. De Engelse titel is dus bedoeld of onbedoeld juist uitgevallen.

  3. anon says:

    Just wait until they hop onto the next marketing bandwagon and start referring to them as “tactical”.

  4. Emerald Rose says:

    I’ve been reading your site for a while and get much amusement in the things you find. Even as an English teacher at university level, I find many examples of Dunglish in my students’ work. They often don’t realise what mistakes they have made and, in this day and age, seem to refuse to use a simple spell check on their computer.

    I will come back to this site and even recommend it to my students to read.

  5. Remco says:

    ‘this sock’ is not the worst dunglish that can happen. I once saw (but had no camera with me) the terms ‘sockets’ for ‘sokken’. I imagine these ‘sockets’ that looked like socks are electrifying…

  6. Invader_Stu says:

    Maybe they mean one sock is a work sock and the other is a sports sock. They could be selling odd socks.

  7. Natashka says:

    Nope, I asked the person who sent this to me. They come in pairs!

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