Coyoty (coyoty) wrote,

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What's in a name?

Specifically, this name:
A Dong Supermarket

This is the Vietnamese-run Asian market in West Hartford where I've been getting a lot of the food I've been writing about.  I think I've determined that the name means "Oh, Orient!" in Vietnamese, but I can't get anyone to confirm it.  I've asked different store employees, and an Asian customer today started to help until she heard what I was asking, and the only answer I get is, "It's just a name, it doesn't mean anything."  Maybe they think I want to make fun of it, and they don't trust any Occidental to take it seriously.
Tags: asian, name, supermarket, vietnamese
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