Tuesday, May 29, 2007

lost in translation

In an effort to make the blog shorter and easier to read, here are a few mildly humorous snippits of language use and misuse:
  • At the wedding, Nana was drinking a lot of water. My mom, trying her hardest to learn and use Finnish, said "Vessa! Vessa!" thinking she was saying water. Nana replied, "Why do you keep saying 'toilet'?" Oops! The word Mom was actually looking for was "vessi."
  • One of the big buildings on the outskirts of Helsinki has in very big letters "FAG"
  • One of the big supermarket chains here is "KKK."
  • One of the things you can buy at that supermarket is a brand of chips called "Megapussi"

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