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i was driving to school one morning this week when i saw a van pull up next to me.  but it wasn’t any van.  it was one of those chevy or ford vans that seat 15 people.  but that’s not what made it different.  it wasn’t just a chevy or ford van, it was a painted/decaled chevy or ford van.  it was advertising a taekwondo studio somewhere nearby i was guessing.  all over the van were painted pictures (pretty good pictures, they almost looked real) of asian (i’m guessing korean, althought they looked a little chinese) kids punching and kicking.  all-in-all, a good job decorating the van.  it was then i caught the name of the taekwondo school: kicking kids.  that’s when i thought, oh my, what an unfortunate name for a taekwondo studio.  it was an after-school kind of place, but i couldn’t help but think of some adult asking some older teenager,

“so what do you do after school?”

to which the poor teenager would say, “i go to kicking kids.”

not only does it sound like the teenager likes kicking kids (maybe in the face even), but it makes them sound like a fob (not that there’s anything wrong with that, fob meaning “fresh off the boat if you didn’t know).  so it’s not enough that they sound violent, but now they sound like they’re straight up 1st generation asians with a violence problem.  or better yet:

“where’s your favorite place to hang out little girl?”

“i love KICKING KIDS!!!!”

wow, i mean.  really?  even worse if the taekwondo school has an adult class to which these poor adults have to explain that they don’t actually love kicking kids in the voilent way, but love kicking kids the taekwondo studio, which may even make it a little worse.  i mean, now adults have to go to a taekwondo studio to kick kids?  man.  how unfortunate.

do you know any other unfortunate names (of stores or people)?

p.s. ahahaha!!!  that picture cracks me up so much.  poor girl.


Written by enoch

October 3, 2008 at 7:46 pm

Posted in from my mind

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  1. Pho King


    October 3, 2008 at 11:17 pm

  2. I would start a dojo called “TAE KWON DON’T!” and market it to soothe people whose lives were RUINED by the “art” of “self-defense”. Self-defense? YEAH RIGHT. Kicking Kids is an appropriate name for that school, because that is what you learn at Tae Kwon Do — how to beat up your opponent as quickly as possible. Tae Kwon Do suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuUx


    October 4, 2008 at 12:37 am

  3. 🙄 “self defense 🙄


    October 4, 2008 at 12:38 am

  4. tonEX

    October 4, 2008 at 12:39 am

  5. my friend’s nickname is winstonchurchill(her parents named her that)


    October 4, 2008 at 4:08 pm

  6. gotta say.. that is pretty funny..


    October 6, 2008 at 7:10 pm

  7. indeed, the fob part CRRRACKED me up!!


    October 7, 2008 at 10:21 pm

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