This juxtaposition of signs caught my eye:
In fact, the Evangelical Christian Church has long gone from the building, and was replaced by the ‘Centre for Rest’ – which sells beds, mattresses etc. – but I thought of Matthew 11, 28:
Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
I saw this sign in a designer shop escaparate in Madrid and wonder whether it sounds as odd in Spanish as it does to an English speaker. I guess ‘puff’ is an imported word and they just think it means some kind of small stool.
For me ‘puff’ should be associated with something as delicate and formless as smoke or clouds.