You Were Saying…?
This week is an especially busy one (my University course begins on Tuesday), so I am taking advantage of the never ending stream of mis-translated and bogus comments that flow into the “comment pending” section like water pouring into a washing machine. At times, deleting them can be a tad tiresome. But then, some come along that turn out to be great treasures. I consider them “found art.” Here are some of my favorites:
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I promise to strive to be as fastidious and tasteful as I can, especially in honor of “the boys.” Meanwhile, please damp down those terrible suspicions.
These comments led to a conversation at brunch with friends about our favorite mis-translations. Here are a few:
“It’s like sucking on your fingers!” (Huge sign over a Kentucky Fried Chicken in northern Mexico, clearly motivated by the U.S. equivalent, “It’s finger-licking good!”)
Come to beautiful Sils Maria! Leave your worries at home. Sils Maria is a waste disposal site”. (A spa that specializes in cleansing treatments in France.)
“Hotel and Butchery” (Sign over a small, dilapidated building south of Nairobi. This might not be a mis-translation, but we still loved it.)
MEANWHILE, back on the farm: I’m taking Contemplative Photography again, such fun. Here is some of my “homework,” in response to our assignment to focus on light. I hadn’t planned to take so many of the cats, but there they were, and there was the sun and the shadow, and I just couldn’t resist…