Gordon Thorburn is the author of the best-selling 'Men and Sheds'. For Remember When he has authored Pocket Guide to Pubs and their Histories, 'The Classic Allotment' and 'The Classic Herb Garden'. Other books have included 'Cassius, the true story of a courageous police dog', and 'No Need To Die'; about American volunteers in RAF Bomber Command in WW2. Gordon lives in North Walsham, Norfolk.
Luckily, there is still an Italian detergent called BumBum, a Ghanaian pepper sauce called Shitto, Jamaicans can buy Mannish Water Ram Goat Soup, those horrible Danish salt-liquorice pastilles are Spunk brand, the Swedes eat marshmallows called Skum, you can keep your feet dry in China with a Sex Shoes Set and refresh after a jog in Japan with a glass of Sweat.
This hilarious book contains hundreds of examples from foreign parts of product names, signs and advertising puffery that make English speakers laugh immoderately, plus a few mistakes that slipped through at home.
It's all real. None of it has been invented. In Egypt, you really can buy German Winter Hats for Diabetics.