kls_eloise (kls_eloise) wrote,
kls_eloise
kls_eloise

Strictly for your amusement

I was just reminded of my very favorite transliteration EVER.

Some years back, I just HAD to have a book that was only available on Amazon.com France.  Which is - surprise, surprise - in French.  I don't read French (despite three years of it in high school.)  So I ploughed through the order by running the text through BabelFish in another window.  Worked very well.  Then I got to the payment screen, and BabelFish told that Amazon.fr said that my credit card would be processed by their "reassured waiter."

???

It took a few minutes for me to figure out that it meant "secure server."

You gotta love the English language...
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