Thursday, April 2, 2009

Confusing bilingual packaging

How can this be??!!


Cat food sans nom?

Google and Saba were confused too:


"We iz not noing Fwench, but smellz abit fishy. Erm, iz for nom?"

But eventually came around:


"Om nom nom nom nom nom"

All is well.

11 comments:

  1. LOL! Cats always seem to come around to just about any food, don't they?

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  2. Yup, pretty much! They usually only get wet food once a week (when the Sunday sushi arrives, so they don't bug us too much), but as soon as I took this out of the cupboard to photograph the amusing French translation, they went so crazy that I had to give it to them.

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  3. Ah, cat food with DIY nom. The beast approves heartily.

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  4. He's trilingual: his native language is Strine.

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  5. I've seen that no name translation so many times, and never thought anything of it till now...

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  6. Hee hee! Strine! My friends and I went through a major Strine phase when Neighbours was really popular, drove our parents crazy.

    SM, I only looked because we hadn't bought that brand before... the juxtaposition with "dinner for cats" really jumped out at me!

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  7. I always think "Yogurt without grass" when I look at the wrong side of the non-fat yogurt packaging.

    And my cat really is bilingual. I can call the few phrases she understands ("NO!" and "come here!") in either Dutch or English and the response is the same. (Yes, there actually is a response, although I have to yell "NO!" with increasing anger about 3-5 times before demolition activities cease. "Come here" has a much higher success rate.)

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  8. I think my cats just about know what their names are. Any other instructions are ignored...

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  9. I miss the sans nom brand or, for most of the time, the superstore brand. Before I started school here in the US, I cannot even remember the last time I bought name brand tuna. But then I miss random Cdn things like getting PFK delivered...hehe

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