In preparation for this summer's Olympic Games, the Chinese government has recommended new English translations for more than 2,000 traditional ChineseSo where did these bizarre names come from? Palmer explores that question in the rest of his post.
dishes to appeal to Western tourists.
The menu items in question include "bean curd made by a pockmarked woman," "ants climbing a tree," and "chicken without sexual life."
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Today's Special: Chicken Without Sexual Life
At Slate.com, Brian Palmer writes: