The Hung Fat Brassiere Company Let Me Down

Years ago, when I was living in the Washington, D.C., area, I spotted an article in the Washington Post about amusing – to native-English speakers – signs and menu items in Asia. The article included a number of funny names, but the only one that occasionally pops back into my head was that of a Hong Kong manufacturer called the Hung Fat Brassiere Company.

On a whim, I just Googled it to see if the company with this priceless aptronym still exists. It does, but under a disappointingly revised moniker, Hung Fat Thread & Fashion Accessories. Its products now include bra fasteners, but not actual bras.

My quest was a bust, but I suppose a let-down is all you can expect when you remove the bra!

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