The goat didn’t come along easily

posted on 7 Jan 2014 in Engrish from Other Countries, Menus

Hoisted by his own croutons, ouch…

Photo courtesy of Tom Gaulton.
Menu found in a Paris restaurant.  

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  1. algernon | 4:07 am |  Vote: Add rating 7  Subtract rating 0  

    Norman the Frog and Poppy the snail. All the food has names!

  2. algernon | 4:09 am |  Vote: Add rating 2  Subtract rating 0  

    I forgot Rusty the Fish but the salmon is just a fresh goat

  3. Seventy2rd o clock | 4:16 am |  Vote: Add rating 3  Subtract rating 0  

    It’s ‘flog’, not ‘frog’ – they should at least use basic Engrish spelling

  4. Droll not Troll | 4:41 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    Next time I need to go through snails I’ll try going by poppy.

  5. Droll not Troll | 4:45 am |  Vote: Add rating 5  Subtract rating 0  

    Everybody sold off the stock of the rusty limited company, so now the fish soup is all they can get.

  6. Droll not Troll | 4:51 am |  Vote: Add rating 6  Subtract rating 0  

    Fresh goat tackle must be the local version of prairie oysters.

  7. Seventy2rd o clock | 4:56 am |  Vote: Add rating 3  Subtract rating 0  

    – Waiter! My thigh of frog has the Roman!

  8. Droll not Troll | 5:02 am |  Vote: Add rating 2  Subtract rating 0  

    Hang in there, Norm! I called the fire department, they’ll rescue you from that thigh of frog.

  9. Big Fat Cat | 5:08 am |  Vote: Add rating 4  Subtract rating 0  

    Thigh of Frog has the Norman but the Allies wanted Normandy back.

  10. Seventy2rd o clock | 5:08 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 3  

    Mmmm… Snailpoopies! *slurps*

  11. jjhitt | 5:15 am |  Vote: Add rating 6  Subtract rating 0  

    Bates Motel now offers room service.

  12. Peter | 5:19 am |  Vote: Add rating 13  Subtract rating 0  

    This is what happens when you outsource translation to a Chinese company.

  13. mickeygreeneyes | 5:29 am |  Vote: Add rating 1  Subtract rating 0  

    The French, they are a funny race.

  14. mickeygreeneyes | 5:30 am |  Vote: Add rating 2  Subtract rating 0  

    Poppy, don’t go through all those snails. Mommy says she wants some.

  15. DrLex | 6:07 am |  Vote: Add rating 1  Subtract rating 0  

    Tackling goats is not cool.

  16. Sparky | 6:28 am |  Vote: Add rating 5  Subtract rating 0  

    ……….suddenly realizing his error, Norman knew he didn’t have a leg to stand on.

  17. Seventy2rd o clock | 6:40 am |  Vote: Add rating 5  Subtract rating 0  

    – Waiter? My flog said ‘libbit’!
    – Impossible, Sir. This is labbit.

  18. Droll not Troll | 6:49 am |  Vote: Add rating 1  Subtract rating 0  

    Even the French version looks like it may have been made in China. 😕

  19. Chuck | 6:50 am |  Vote: Add rating 3  Subtract rating 0  

    This is proof that the French don’t hate the English.
    Why else would they have made this menu more enjoyable than the food !

  20. Chuck | 6:51 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    Bone appetite !

  21. Droll not Troll | 6:54 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    @Sparky: We need a Farside comic panel to go with that caption!

  22. Seventy2rd o clock | 8:13 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    Translation is made at chef

  23. alexmagnus | 9:29 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    The endless screw by the Franglish company goes on and on…

  24. Marum | 11:55 am |  Vote: Add rating 1  Subtract rating 4  

    God. If one had goat tackle, the girls would have to watch out.

  25. Marum | 12:01 pm |  Vote: Add rating 1  Subtract rating 3  

    Australians appear to have trouble with poison fish in Asia.

  26. Lora | 12:11 pm |  Vote: Add rating 2  Subtract rating 0  

    Norman treated frogs the way he treated women… he’d always go straight for their thighs.

    His friend Choco Lott, on the other hand, would only go straight *to* a women’s thighs! :)

  27. Marum | 12:54 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 1  

    Q. How do you make your lover stand on tippy toes?

    A. Get the goat tackle transplant.

  28. WorrierPrincess | 1:17 pm |  Vote: Add rating 1  Subtract rating 0  

    Colour of frog has the Yoda.

  29. Lollerskate | 1:19 pm |  Vote: Add rating 9  Subtract rating 0  

    GOAT used TACKLE!

    Wild SALMON has fainted!

  30. Marum | 1:46 pm |  Vote: Add rating 1  Subtract rating 1  

    That’s only the foreplay. (entrée)

    Just wait for the main course.

  31. Marum | 2:04 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 1  

    Poopy snails?
    Yes. They forgot to put them in bran overnight.

  32. Someone | 3:43 pm |  Vote: Add rating 1  Subtract rating 0  

    These goats are so fresh, they can still tackle you!

  33. Jøshua | 12:48 am |  Vote: Add rating 5  Subtract rating 0  

    For once I can read the untranslated part. This falls under “Patoooh! I speeet on yur Engleeesh!”

  34. Marvac | 8:38 pm |  Vote: Add rating 4  Subtract rating 0  

    Ok got it. “sa rouille”

    S.A. = Société anonyme (limited corporation)

    sa = its

    rouille = rusty, rust-colored. Also, a rust-colored, garlicky sauce that goes with fish soup.

  35. Biff the Understudy | 1:09 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    Norman, have you been into the frogs again?

  36. Jack | 4:41 am |  Vote: Add rating 1  Subtract rating 0  

    *sigh* William the Conqueror, he beat the Anglo-Saxons, only to be captured and defeated by a frog’s thigh.

  37. Lucano | 2:26 am |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    poor norman. no one could save him anymore from the giant, tentacled eldritch abomination of the frog’s leg.

  38. Myself | 9:22 pm |  Vote: Add rating 0  Subtract rating 0  

    The way “rusty limited company” got its way onto the menu (“sa rouille” means “garlic sauce” in this context but also means “its rust” literally; “S.A.” is how the French equivalent of a limited company is abbreviated) reminds me of a mistake a friend of mine once made at school in France: they said, in a history presentation,
    “L’empire romain a été fondé en 27 Colombie-Britannique.”
    See the fabulous mistake, Francophones?

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