What’s in a name: a Hamra “super nightclub”
Posted by adiamondinsunlight on May 30, 2008
When not cataloguing the many signs of the SSNP’s continued presence in Hamra, I’ve been entertaining myself with other neighborhood sights.
In keeping with the “red” theme (red swastikas, red Hamra, red Le Rouge restaurant), I noticed that one of Hamra’s several “super nightclubs” advertises its presence at night with an open door and red lighting. Red light district, indeed!
The nightclub’s sign makes me laugh whenever I read it. In English, its the “Gold Finger” – conjuring up sophisticated images of James Bond, I suppose.
But in Arabic, its the “Cold Finger” – a term which sounds more in keeping with a visit to the doctor than with the pleasures of the flesh:
On the other hand, it certainly looks like its been in business for a very long time. Perhaps the name is actually an asset – after all, what do I know about marketing to super nightclub-patrons 🙂 ?