Off topic: The sad story of a lunch
Thread poster: Can Altinbay
I wanted to share a portion of a review of a Greek restaurant I posted to indyethnicfood.com. I hope you like it.
"They have a leg of lamb lunch, which is misnamed. The couple of slices of dry meat came from an animal that was somewhat long in the tooth. The garlic cloves that were scattered around should have formed a tight relationship with the meat, but was apparently under a restraining order."
| | NancyLynn
Local time: 21:32
French to English
| LOL sorry to hear about your dismal lunch || Jun 30, 2005 |
Thanks Cal, I love this kind of thing, as I do so much food-related translation.
I remember sitting in a rather pricey Montreal restaurant, perusing the menu, when I overheard this conversation at the next table:
Waiter: We serve only Alberta beef madame.
Madame: Yes, and I believe the cow walked to Montreal, judging by my steak.
I had fish!
| | Can Altinbay
Local time: 21:32
Japanese to English
| Thanks for another great story, NancyLynn || Jun 30, 2005 |
the other review I posted was an enthusiastic ode to an upscale Italian restaurant. curiously, that one was owned and operated by Greeks.
It's unfortunate, but lousy restauants, like bad movies, inspire the best writing. I once wrote about the blanded down food at a Middle Eastern place that the food, which "ought to talk to the taste buds, appeared to have a speech impediment". Somehow, the two functions of the tongue inspired a union in this passage.
| Sorry, this one is not translatable || Jul 27, 2005 |
Un homme entre dans un resto et demande:
-Est-ce que vous servez des nouilles ici?
-On sert toutes sortes de monde, monsieur.
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