Monday, February 16, 2009

Cute language usages: I didn't know i was a chicken

Certain word are a lot of fun when literally translated from Chinese to English. For a long time I thought the Taiwanese were just getting certain words wrong. Then, when my Chinese got better, I found out they were translating the Chinese word directly in English.

"I love your eggs," I would hear.

Then i would lift my head and peer in a direction just past my stomach. "Balls, love...I am not a chicken."

After a while i learnt not to be churlish.

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