Straight from the Euphrates river

Straight from the Euphrates river

posted on 3 Apr 2020 in Engrish from Other Countries, Menus

Photo courtesy Jamie Matthews.
Found at restaurant in Phuket, Thailand. 

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Droll not Troll

Oh, no! Dinner is ruined!

Droll not Troll
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Droll not Troll

City Wok – now we know which city.

Algernon
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Algernon

Don’t mention the war

Algernon
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Algernon

So not from the Mekong

Frank Burns
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Frank Burns

I don’t understand this……..

Marum
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Marum

The Thais do tend to babylon.

Marum
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Marum

You can’t babylon with oyster sauce.

‘Cos any noise annoys an oyster.

Marum
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Marum

Before euphrates, you need Marine Insurance.

James
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James

Did Ali G spot the Babylons again?

Eggrish
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Eggrish

This engrish is sourced from phuket, which probably also describes the mindset of this menu’s translator.

A very Babylonian mindset I might add!

Marum
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Marum

@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.

Marum
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Marum

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

markm
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markm

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 »

Peter Chan
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Peter Chan

What is the taste of lons, let alone babylons?

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