Flipper invites you to dinner

It’s Friday, time for a light-hearted post with this example of cultural differences. This is a brand of ‘fish with paprika in oil’ I saw in a Tesco supermarket in Slovakia. Something about it seemed not quite right. When you think about though, dolphins eat fish, they’re intelligent friendly creatures, why wouldn’t they offer to share some with you?

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Maybe it’s the fixation the West has with dolphin friendly tuna (with good reason) that means this would be a branding error in some countries, but passes without notice in others. As a land-locked country Slovakia in general doesn’t pay much attention to issues like marine conservation. If the manufacturers tried exporting this product to the UK they might see some resistance though.