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adventures in idioms

A local seafood shop on 187th Street (a strip of stores in my neighborhood) had this sign in the window:



For those who can't make out the text it reads:

Got Crabs Today?
Se Cangrejos Hoy en Dia?
Live Crabs - $11.99/lb
Live Lobster - $10.99/lb


Which totally cracked me up. I know, I know - I should give these people credit since most of my neighborhood speaks English as a second language. Still, I thought it was funny.

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celandineb
Aug. 29th, 2012 05:43 pm (UTC)
Yeah... not perhaps the best question to ask. Way too much potential for TMI in the answers!
mrowe
Aug. 29th, 2012 07:02 pm (UTC)
*heh*

That reminds me of the 'possessed egg rolls'

Quite a few years ago now: the owners of a Vietnamese egg roll stall had claimed a street corner for a festival. What they put was "bezeten loempia's" (possessed egg rolls), where they should have written "Bezet. Loempia's." (Occupied. Egg rolls.).
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