Well, some are happier than others…

posted on 3 Oct 2011 in Chinglish, Menus

Photo courtesy of McKay Christensen.
Found in China.

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  1. FatKenney | 4:06 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    “Carrion! Get your hot, steamin’ carrion, here!”

  2. FatKenney | 4:08 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    How bad must the popcorn and melon seeds be if they’re cheaper than the rancid?

  3. Seventy2rd o clock | 4:09 am |  Vote: Add rating 1  Subtract rating 0  

    According to price for a peanut, I’d rather have rancid whatever.

  4. DrLex | 4:19 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    Happy rancid! Made from our finest blend of stale mushrooms.

  5. JohnZ | 4:19 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    These are the real Happy Meals.

  6. Seventy2rd o clock | 4:23 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    ”Give me a peanut and a drop of water, please.”

  7. Algernon | 4:34 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    Comes with extra maggots

  8. Seventy2rd o clock | 5:08 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    I’ll have one, but only if it comes with incense mess.

  9. Marla | 5:35 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    Why on earth would they translate “pistachio nut” as rancid? One of the weirdest translations I’ve seen.

  10. Chuck | 6:56 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    At the Cineplex across town, they have Moldy at half the price !

  11. Lora | 7:01 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    Actually, Rancid is used as a threat to keep your kids quiet in the movie theater.

  12. Peter Chan | 7:10 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    No surprise at all. This nation is trained to accept anything however bad it is . Including rancid food, of course (!!)

  13. Seventy2rd o clock | 7:28 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    It may be rancid, but at least it’s happy!

  14. Chris | 7:39 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    I’m definitely not happy with my snack.

  15. icruise | 8:00 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    This apparently means “pistachio nuts.” I’d like to know how they came up with “rancid” though.

  16. coffeebot | 9:19 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    1st honest theater snack bar ever!

  17. Ralph Hamilton | 10:00 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    The3half brother of El Cid.

  18. Ralph Hamilton | 10:01 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    Damn “half” ‘ where’s the edit key?

  19. Ralph Hamilton | 10:04 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    @icruise. Oh! I thought a “Pistachio’ was a drunken Italian.

  20. DECMATH | 12:52 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    What’s that english word for a snack that has a C, and A, an N, a D and … oh RANCID, that must be it.

  21. J | 1:42 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    Out Come The Wolves

  22. demondude777 | 2:46 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    Makes you wonder: since they only use the seeds of the melon, I would guess that rancid is old melon they didn’t know what to do with but try to sell it off?

  23. YYD | 2:57 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    开心果 means pistachio (seen as rancid here).
    瓜子 refers to sunflower seeds (seen as melon seeds here).

  24. Pete | 4:11 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    “开心果 means pistachio (seen as rancid here).
    瓜子 refers to sunflower seeds (seen as melon seeds here).”

    Sometimes, translating Hanzi directly is even more fun than the English words:

    Examples:

    开心果 – “Happy Fruit” = Pistachios?
    瓜子 = “Melon Kids” = Sunflower seeds?

    Who assigns these translations anyway?

    It’s even more fun when you move from one Asian language to another. In Japanese, 手紙 means “a letter” (as in, the kind you put in the mail). In Chinese, it means “toilet paper”.

    Go figure.

  25. SF | 3:11 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    @Pete

    Probably that much of what the Japanese find in their mail-boxes could end-up Chinese.

  26. J | 4:28 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    ok, now explain the LSD wrap

  27. iLock | 6:07 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    Umm… I think my peanuts are smiling at me… Must be the LSD wrap I just ate….

  28. sparky | 4:22 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    I’ll have the rancid popcorn with half caffe peanuts melon seed latte.

    Of course I want another LSD wrap! What time is Starbucks Playing? I

    think i took the wrong turn at Albuquerque.

  29. NightWolf71 | 12:13 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    That rancid looks delicious! It would be perfect for my pet vulture!

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