See an exhibit
that celebrated the 50th anniversary of the
SCA Mølnlycke company.
former museum in Harry Finley's house.
Some early history of the Scandinavian
and menstrual pad company SCA
This advertisement for SABA menstrual pads
in Norway is probably from the 1950s or
Again, I thank Marethe Slensvik of the SCA
Mølnlycke company in Norway for this
advertisement, and for much material and
information about the company's menstruation exhibit
My translation lies below the ad.
at top: "Do you save on
your menstrual hygiene?"
Wow, these Norwegian hairdressers
large words: "She doesn't say
anything, but . . . ."
unreadable section below says
must smile and make others feel
good - but are THEY themselves
[the Norwegian is velstelte,
and there must be a better
translation. That great purveyor
of Japanese literature, Donald
Keene at Columbia University,
wrote that a translator must know
his own language better than the
one he is translating from, and
I'm stuck for the English!] especially in
the critical days? [Yes,
Norwegians say critical days too,
at least Norwegian (and German)
copywriters do. Do REAL people
ever say that?] "Do they change
their pads often enough?"
Etc. It ends with "Change often
enough - it costs so little to
be safe!" The words next
to SABA say "Be
secure with SABA pads and
belts." The tiny words
at the lower right bottom say "It's cheapest
to buy SABA 20"
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