Sunday, March 02, 2008

Things that sound great in Italian, humorous in English, and would be just atrocious in German

Today we spent about five hours at the condo patching holes in the wall, cleaning, and generally taking steps to get it ready to put on the market. For lunch I went to Sassafras to get us sandwiches. I really like those Bacio chocolates and so one for each of us was added to the lunch menu.

Tim's Bacio contained a beautiful phrase from Voltaire... although sometimes the beauty can be lost in translation...

Chiedete al rospo che cosa sia la bellezza e vi risponderà che è la femmina del rospo.

Or:
Ask a toad what beauty is and he will answer you that it is his toad wife.

TOO romantic...

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