Sunday, May 19, 2013

Translation Help

I made a stop at the grocery store with a colleague last week before we joined his family for dinner in our favorite Scandinavian capital.  I saw some deli meats labeled "Appelsin Skinke."

Me: Dude, tell me that this isn't a package of orange-flavored lizard.  Not a blue tongued skink?

Him: Of course not!  It's ham.

Sometimes, you think you can figure labels out, but others times, you really need a translator.

1 comment:

Bob said...

At least in French and Spanish, ham all started with Jam (with J as the H sound in English). There's no way to guess Appelsin Skinke