Saturday, March 11, 2006

When translators go bad

I laughed so hard at these mistranslations found on menus in China.

One of my favorites:

"Benumbed hot vegetables fries fuck silk"

Read the comments for a good explanation of how this malicious literal translation gives rise to such humorous groupings of words. I guess you may be able to place an order even with these being so muddled, but I'd stay away from the "sour and sweet bone" and "cowboy meat". But I hear the "Assorted Fuck" is a real delicacy!

May I take your order?


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