Monday, October 15, 2007

Three Magic Kinds

We have a new contender for 'Best Mistranslation into English':



I was going to post a photo of the eight-poster bed too, but I think some things are best left to the imagination. Instead, here are the Atlantic waves breaking on the rocks below our window:


The Atlantic: not the Spanish Main, apparently.

11 comments:

Billy said...

I only call it Christmash after too much egg nog.

Actually, I hate egg nog, it just seems like an appropriately Christmassy drink.

LC said...

Christmash = Puréed Jesus

It's lovely with sauteed Buddha and pan fried Vishnu.

Clair said...

Book me in now!

Best Spanish mis-translation I ever saw was in a restaurant in Madrid, offering 'Pickled Openings'. Your guess is as good as mine...

Anonymous said...

Which one of you is Esther Rantzen and which one Cyril Fletcher?

rivergirlie said...

we were offered a salad of lawyers in honfleur. avocat - geddit?
(and a paving slab of ox)

patroclus said...

Billy: But what if there were three magic kinds of eggnog?

LC: You seem to have stumbled on the secret recipe for ambrosia, the food of the gods.

Clair: I'm not sure I want to think too closely about that.

Anon: I like to think we're both Louis Theroux, but sadly I think you may be more on the right track.

RG: Salad of lawyers is very good. Perhaps followed with a nicely grilled sea wolf, which I had last night. Mmm, sea wolf.

Sean McManus said...

How does an eight poster bed work? Is it octagonal?

patroclus said...

I'm going to pretend the bed actually *is* octagonal, instead of the rather more prosaic (although still quite exotic) reality of it being two single four-poster beds pushed together.

(There's still a huge chasm in the middle, though, rendering the act of pushing the beds together all but pointless. Bah.)

rivergirlie said...

long ago in a galicia far, far away ...
sorry - only just thought of that and couldn't resist

Clair said...

I just remembered - I've got a better one! 'Iced selections of hand grenades'. It was an ice cream bombe in Cartagena...

Spinsterella said...

When I was a student I had a 'double' that was actually two single beds pushed togehter.

They were two different heights though so it didn't quite work.