Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Contrary to what the packaging on the chopsticks says, we were eating supper at the new sushi restaurant (not either of the two Chinese restaurants) that opened in our rural southeast Iowa town. While it is nice to get fresh sushi outside of the urban jungle without buying it at the local box store, I don't think this place will last too long. They are charging urban jungle prices which eliminates most of us poor folk here in rural Iowa from eating here with any kind of frequency. For what it costs to eat sushi there, they could eat three meals at any other restaurant in town. But the point of this blog isn't really about that, it is about the lost in translation misspellings on the chopstick packaging. You would think that the Chinese might run their translation by someone whose native tongue is English before finalizing the wording. I would bet most 2nd graders these days could catch the misspellings.