Jill and Jonny

Jill and Jonny

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Same same but different

This is a phrase which crops up from time to time in Cambodia much to foreigners amusement and sometimes frustration. Some enterprising individual had the idea of putting it on a t-shirt and now these are available in all of the markets.

I'll try to explain a little. For example, Jill and I could be described as same same but different i.e. we are both foreigners but one is male, one is female. Two t-shirts in the market could be described as same same but different, although this could mean same sizes, different styles or same style, different sizes or same style, different colour!

We have many same same but different shops in Cambodia, we seem to encounter a new one almost everyday. Here are some of our favorites...

Lucky Burger = McDonald's
Fatboy subs = Subway
6 Eleven / 7 Elephant = 7 Eleven

Also, whilst not an attempt at a copy, the acronym for the International Book Shop never fails to amuse me!