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Chinglish, it's what's for dinner
Warning, these poor translations come out as profanity. So, if it offends, do not click the links.

Fried Cabbage with Shrimp (in Chinese)

Whole menu poorly translated:

The problem arises because in certain area of China (actually mainly across the strait in Taiwan first), "dry/dried" has the same pronounciation as "f*ck" and shared the same character in the simplified Chinese -- they probably used babelfish to do a mechanicaltranslation.

Details about how this happens: http://www.cjvlang.com/Spicks/fengqing.html
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matika From: matika Date: September 12th, 2006 12:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
lol! As a linguist - and as a human being - I have to appreciate this. :D
darkman424 From: darkman424 Date: September 14th, 2006 03:21 am (UTC) (Link)
I knew you would get a kick out of that. :)
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