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lost in translation


Heard on NPR’s Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me, which by the way is one of my favorite programs, and had to check it out… Hilarious.
Max Planck Institute, one of Germany’s top scientific institutions, wanted a picture of Classical Chinese poem in classical script on the cover of their special China-focused edition, so what did they do? They found apparently an advertisement of a strip club, promoting the special engagement of a pretty young thing, promising to deliver a scintillating performance with her voluptuous figure…
They cannot find Chinese in Germany? No Chinese restaurants in Germany?

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