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asativum commented on the word chicken without sexual life
And I thought "Three Happiness" was vaguely creepy.
I believe a WSJ or NYT article earlier this year included some other glorious mistranslations, whether culinary or otherwise. Surfing Wordie on my phone though, so can't look it up just now.
June 21, 2008
johnmperry commented on the word chicken without sexual life
June 20, 2008
bilby commented on the word chicken without sexual life
C'mon johnmperry, these are way good to add to the new list.
Here are some examples from the Christmas menu I enjoyed in Nanning (Guangxi) last December:
The Dutch cowboys dig up spell roast the turkey (Black pepper juice)
Cream tricky grass milk-fish platoon
Annoys the taste turkey to approve Sa
Halogen intestines salad
I think a platoon must be a big plate
vanishedone commented on the word chicken without sexual life
As you wish, although the linked article only names three.
C'mon VO, this is just begging for a Chinese Olympic Cuisine list!
CNN: 'Local dishes like Husband and wife's lung slice or Chicken without sexual life conjure lots of furrowed eyebrows on famished foreigners. So, with the Olympics a few short weeks away, China is giving its cuisine a linguistic makeover.'
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