Sometimes we say things with an alternate meaning and don’t intend for them to be taken literally. I wonder if that is the case with what “boss” said?
In case you were wondering if I had more quotes like the ones I used for the “Falling post” I decided to post all the quotes. Enjoy!
Something Got Lost in the Translation…
ON A JAPANESE FOOD PROCESSOR
– Not to be used for the other use.
ON A KOREAN KITCHEN KNIFE
– Warning: keep out of children
ON A PACKET OF SUNMAID RAISINS
– Why not try tossing over your favorite
ON A STRING OF CHINESE MADE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS
– For indoor or outdoor use only.
ON A SWEDISH CHAINSAW
– Do not attempt to stop chain with your hands.
ON AN AMERICAN AIRLINES PACKET OF NUTS
– Instructions: open packet; eat nuts.
ON BOOTS CHILDREN’S COUGH MEDICINE
– Do not drive car or operate machinery
ON MARKS & SPENCER BREAD PUDDING
– Product will be hot after heating
ON NYTOL (A SLEEP AID)
– Warning: may cause drowsiness
ON PACKAGING FOR A ROWENTA IRON
– Do not Iron clothes on body
ON SAINSBURY’S PEANUTS
– Warning: contains nuts
ON TESCO’S TIRIMISU DESERT
– Do not turn upside down.
(Printed on the bottom of the box.)
Well, checking things off of the post mcat to-do list. The layout will be in a state of flux until I work out all the bugs. Let me know how you like the new design.
For the second installment I decided to go with another picture, but some stories I have almost made it.
For those of us with our native tongue as English, sometimes we take for granted the idiosyncrasies of our language. Statements like “Lost money found” or “Grandmothers Old-fashion Brand New Cookies” make perfect sense to us (or most of us). Sometime things just get Lost in Translation . . .
Take a minute to look at this really cool slideshow (especially considering the fact it is licensed under creative commons).
I often receive e-mail that makes me chuckle and adds a little humor to my day, so I thought it would be nice to start posting my “funny” library for everyone.
Today’s installment of “What’s That?” starts a series of pictures, quotes and stories that will make you look twice and hopefully add a bright spot to your day.
I have started to place links to the music I listen to that cannot be found in most music stores. It is sorta cool, but still needs some work. For example, if you click on a song it will take you to the store that provides the music but you have no idea what album it is in. It doesn’t help much but is a start to see where I get much of my music.
I think the best copy of the strip is located here
One of the more interesting tidbits I discovered about this strip is it is actually an Urban Legend. In one of my searches, I discovered a Peanuts FAQ. Question 3.10 of the FAQ asks “Where can I find that great IRS Peanuts strip?” which I thought was the answer to my question. The answer I found, however, actually tells of the origins of the “Snoopy IRS” comic strips as a modified Peanuts strip with the text Snoopy says changed. According to the FAQ the author of the parody is unknown which is why it has become attributed to Charles Shultz. No matter who wrote it, I still think it is a great strip!
Photos from the U.S. Geographical Service chronicling the events at the mountain. Once over 12,000 ft tall, it is now just under 9,000 ft.