Given the man’s clever-bastard reputation, Plato cheese is clearly a witty reference to some elite type of head cheese. Sophist is Plato’s fish and rich young meat special, where anglers hunt the former and sophists the latter, but I don’t get the joke.
- Arabitch bath
Studiolum@Poemas del río Wang visited the so-called Arab baths* at Palma de Mallorca and discovered that in some language or another they pertain to “A woman from the middle east or Arabia that is a bitch.”
*Gabriel Ensenyat i Pujol of the University of the Balearic Islands, mysteriously absent from the THE’s current list of the world’s …
- Sepia to the iron with ali smelt
Via Carlos Ferrero Martín and @ucedaman, another great menu, featuring ears to the iron, sepia to the iron with ali smelt, almejas to the sailor, tape of lomo…
“Ali smelt” is original and perhaps a calculated insult to one or all Shias, but “a la” as “to the” has tested the imagination, though not always the …
- A cowboy mouse: Hello you! let me out! and don’t catch me like a trout
The offending lyrics in full:
What the heck is this house
for a manly cowboy mouse?
Hello you! let me out!
and don’t catch me like
- First request to this site from a hitherto purchaser of dodgy translation
“Year1a”, by mail:
Dear ladies and gentleman,
We are Fisheries Ltd. Company in kunming Yunnan China. We need import some fishmeal. If you have this products, please you contact with us.We expect that cooperation with you. Thanks!
Why would China need to import fishmeal? Is West African fish waste sourced through Spanish producers?