Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Lost in the Translation

Here's a quote from a local English-language newspaper:

"Mass disinfection, disinsection, and deratization measures are taken due to summer season."

What this means is that the public health ministry is cleaning, spraying pesticides and poisoning rats. I can't allow myself to laugh because I have language class in less than two hours and I'll likely say something just as unintelligible.

1 comment:

jeni said...

If you can't let yourself laugh, I'll do it for you! (At least until a few weeks from now, when I start butchering their language!)