|Why, thank you Belgian mobile telephone service. And in English, too, not one |
Those of you who guessed the yummy treats in my last post were Belgian waffles were right. The Bear and I went to Belgium a couple of weekends ago and indulged
|Incidentally, we broke the flimsy plastic fork on the first bite and ended up eating with our hands |
like the hungry and filthy animals we are. I AM NOT ASHAMED.
Speaking of food in Belgium, I discovered this:
It may not look like much, but it was warm and it was wine - everything a weary traveler wants when in
|Sorry for the quality of the photo. Apparently freezing to death and drinking |
warm wine from a polystyrene cup = dodgy photo.
Or ouderweise. Or warme wijn. Yeah, all of these descriptions were at the same stand. I love the message of togetherness - "People of the world, come and drink hot alcohol with us! Unless you speak English."
|That's okay, Belgium, I figured it out. Especially as people were giving free samples. Well played.|
I hate to belabor a point but, seriously, how many different languages are actually on this sign? Two? Three? I just don't know anymore. I've never been confused in four languages at once before. Usually just the one will do me.
|I see some English and maybe some Dutch. Or German. And is that French?|
Is that a chicken curry waffle? How do you say "eeew" in Flemish?
Oh, wait...there's the French.
|Should I read anything into the fact that the only word in English is "bar"?|
Speaking of words that don't translate:
|Is there seriously no word in Dutch, French or German for "casino"? |
Or is that just another word that definitely needs to be signposted in English?
"All drunken gamblers this way. For those of you who don't speak English, WEahaogha ehaoseagh."
Well, that's enough of me not being bilingual. Let's get back to food:
If anyone needs me, I'll be over here hanging out with Mr. Patate next to the gluhwein hut.
*Update to Jenny D's comment: OH...I'll get to that Mannequin Pis sign LATER. Count on it. And I have photos to back me up.