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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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  • 5 Dec 2020, 12:53
    PM me your address. I have a card set aside for you, but need name and address to get it going.

    - Erulisse (one L)
  • 5 Dec 2020, 12:04
    What a lovely idea!
  • 4 Dec 2020, 17:56
    Mmmm, ginger snapses!
  • 4 Dec 2020, 17:37
    I don't send out cards anymore, but I was drooling over all the pop-up ones Amazon had and wondering if it might not be time to resume the tradition (I decided no).

    Not much help in the Hallmark…
  • 25 Nov 2020, 14:52
    That's great! Happy Thanksgiving to you and thanks for the marching, musical cats. LOL

    - Erulisse (one L)
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