Photo courtesy Jamie Matthews.
Found at restaurant in Phuket, Thailand.
Oh, no! Dinner is ruined!
City Wok – now we know which city.
Don’t mention the war
So not from the Mekong
I don’t understand this……..
The Thais do tend to babylon.
You can’t babylon with oyster sauce.
‘Cos any noise annoys an oyster.
Before euphrates, you need Marine Insurance.
Did Ali G spot the Babylons again?
This engrish is sourced from phuket, which probably also describes the mindset of this menu’s translator.
A very Babylonian mindset I might add!
@Eggrish 0121 . A Babylonian concept could be one of having no zero. So in cuneiform writing, zero was only noted by the absence of a number, even though they understood the concept of nothing/ness.
So. If a place marker was used as a zero, it was only used medially, not laterally. (at either end of a number)
Try making your computer work that way. Besides, a printer which would turn ou cuneiform stone tablets, would indeed be a sight to behold.
PS. Being the mad engineer, i have an idea for one.
it would exude synthetic liquid rock through an electromagnetic jet like a 3D Printer which makes metal objects.
FOR IF YOU HAD ONE WHICH GROUND THE ROCK TO THE DESIRED MESSAGES. YOU WOULD HAVE TO DO MORE THAN SHOUT, TO MAKE YOURSELF HEARD OVER IT
Cuneiform used clay tablets, not stone. They punched wedge-shaped marks into the wet clay, using sticks with a triangular cross section. It seems to have been primarily used for taxes and other government records. It was much easier than stone-cutting, and the tablets lasted indefinitely if dried and stored in a dry place. I think there are more of these preserved from 3 – 5,000 years ago than stone with surviving writings, but that’s probably because the Babylonians made _many_ more of them. OTOH, you do have to get the whole page done before the clay dries. In the Niven… Read more »
What is the taste of lons, let alone babylons?