The Glossophile

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New on the Menu: Pungent Shrimp!

Posted on May 29, 2015

Pungent Shellfish: Cuba's new specialty.

Pungent Shellfish: Cuba’s new specialty.

This was the menu for our “fancy” dinner on our honeymoon in Havana, Cuba in April. I rarely point out translation errors to restaurant staff, but this one was serious enough I decided to point it out. But they didn’t seem to care. Perhaps they didn’t grasp the meaning their bad translation was conveying.

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