A World of Speculation

I’ve got to run this morning, so I’ll just send you off to a funny column in the Moscow Times about mangled English in Azerbaijan.

Here’s a taste (so to speak):

In restaurants, menus offer weird and wonderful dishes, from “Hot and Cold Snakes” to “Blins under Cold Sores.” My personal favorite is “Roasted Brians.”

Engrish.com is another source of these translation oddities, although there, sometimes, it’s not so much mangled as just translated from one inscrutable culture to another, such as today’s label on a pair of pants:

Mountaineer and Fisherman

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