- Category: Meta
- Published on Sunday, 08 April 2012 14:06
- Written by Chris
The single most common question we receive is, Can you put your pants back on? There are ladies and children here!
But a close second is, Where did you get such a creative and interesting name for your site? Are you magi from a distant land come to spread wisdom and joy among us wretched poor?
The answer, dear readers, is: from the greatest book ever written.
Consider such koans as:
I'll stay here until suterday
Hundead dollars in single day
Give me beef steaks with mach potatoes and sauce
Se give me the menu
Do you want to let the boy take it over to the house?
I shall return latter in the day
Do you know how to play chest?
Hat size, please?
Hat is your address?
And finally, the one that, for reasons unknown, we found absolutely hysterical late at night in a hostel in Djerba:
Give me a dozen eggs and two kilos of bread
We thought the idea of someone buying bread by the kilo was just insane. And that it would be included in a pocket-sized, 112 page phrase book... A few days later, we saw old women coming out a bakery carrying plastic bags full of baguette pieces. Touché, North Africa. Touché.