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January 02, 2008

Happy New Year

Usually it's the Chinese who excel at hilarious translations. However, a box of German-made fortune cookies recently proved that the Germans are pretty good at them, too:

Fortune Cookies

Unfortunately, all I found inside the cookie was the slip of paper promised by the German text. The fortune would have been nice, though.

Posted by Horst on January 2, 2008 09:00 AM to the land of Potz | Tell-a-friend
Jann said on January 3, 2008 03:30 PM:

And Happy New Year to you also! Personally, I think the lack of a fortune would have bothered me. What? No fortune at all for me this year? That can't be good!

laura said on January 4, 2008 04:51 AM:

Fortune cookies have become banal. All the fortunes are of the "EGBOK" variety, i.e., "Everything's going to be O.K." What about edgy fortunes? At least horoscopes have a cautionary side.

dieter said on January 4, 2008 10:49 AM:

@horst: I would also like to wish you a happy new year.
@laura: I recently read a NY-Times article according to which fortune cookies with a cautionary edge caused quite some uproar in the States.

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