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Anyone Speak Polish....

by Bill Spohn » Tue Nov 14, 2006 12:02 pm

Taken from a menu, Poland: SALAD A FIRM'S OWN MAKE;
LIMPID RED BEET SOUP WITH CHEESY DUMPLINGS IN THE
FORM OF A FINGER; ROASTED DUCK LET LOOSE; BEEF
RASHERS BEATEN UP IN THE COUNTRY PEOPLE'S FASHION.

I'd love to know what the starting point on that one was before they submitted it to Babelfish or equivalent.....
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Re: Anyone Speak Polish....

by Robin Garr » Tue Nov 14, 2006 12:42 pm

Bill Spohn wrote:Taken from a menu, Poland:


Are you sure that was Poland and not Kazakhstan? [high five!]
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Re: Anyone Speak Polish....

by Bob Ross » Tue Nov 14, 2006 12:49 pm

This example is in Lederer's Anguished English, a lovely and greatly amusing collection of similar translations. There are too many great example to quote just one.

Thanks for reminding me, Bill. I've read the book several times, and had forgotten it. I need a laugh today. :)
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Re: Anyone Speak Polish....

by RichardAtkinson » Tue Nov 14, 2006 2:25 pm

I'd venture that "Roasted Duck Let Loose" is a Free Range Duck? The salad is...homemade?...maybe.

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Re: Anyone Speak Polish....

by Bill Spohn » Tue Nov 14, 2006 2:35 pm

Could well be, Richard.

My mind boggled right after picturing a kitchen full of Poles beating their rashers......
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Re: Anyone Speak Polish....

by MikeH » Tue Nov 14, 2006 5:31 pm

Bill Spohn wrote: SALAD A FIRM'S OWN MAKE;
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House salad
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Re: Anyone Speak Polish....

by Bill Spohn » Tue Nov 14, 2006 5:42 pm

OK, house salad, free range duck...anyone else?
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Re: Anyone Speak Polish....

by Leslie D. » Wed Nov 15, 2006 1:36 am

The Cheese Dumplings would probably be Pierozki (perogies).
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Re: Anyone Speak Polish....

by Stuart Yaniger » Wed Nov 15, 2006 10:29 am

The "finger shaped" is what throws me.
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Re: Anyone Speak Polish....

by Bob Ross » Wed Nov 15, 2006 11:02 am

I think they mean hand or home made, Stuart.

BTW, Leslie, pierozki are baked, perogies are boiled. Same thing before cooking.
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Re: Anyone Speak Polish....

by Stuart Yaniger » Wed Nov 15, 2006 11:25 am

Hah, of course! That shows what happens when my mind goes down a path and doesn't look left or right!

Unfortunately, I now have a jones for some pierogi...
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Re: Anyone Speak Polish....

by RichardAtkinson » Wed Nov 15, 2006 11:58 am

Fingerling potatoes...perhaps?


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Re: Anyone Speak Polish....

by Bob Ross » Wed Nov 15, 2006 12:44 pm

Janet and I went to Poland and asked everywhere for the "real" pierogi -- a highlight of Polish cooking in our world. Couldn't find it anywhere except a beer joint catering to students from around the world.

We were told no Pole would ever pay for pierogi in a restaurant -- it was too common at home or in stores -- restaurant food was fancier.

So, when it appeared on a menu, it was always tarted up somehow.

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