Kleptollama (corellianrogue) wrote,
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fun with definitions

Soapland (ソープランド, sōpurando?) is a Japanese word for a type of brothel where men can be bathed by and can bathe with female prostitutes. Commonly the man lays on an air matress while the female employee covers herself with liquid soap and uses her body as a sponge to bathe the client.Soaplands were originally called toruko-buro (トルコ風呂, toruko-buro?), meaning Turkish bath. The Turkish ambassador to Japan complained about the name, and the word "soapland" was the winning entry in a nationwide contest to rename the brothels.

For some reason that just amused the hell out of me. How often does one get to win a contest to rename a type of brothel?
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