I kid you not, my favorite Chinese restaurant is now changing it's name to "Dong Fang." I don't know if it's changing ownership, but that has got to be the most unfortunate name I've heard in a while. I would think that a "dong fang," while quite the conversation piece, would be extremely uncomfortable.
Language is a tricky business. As a worldwide phenomenon, I would like to ask everyone who speaks a language besides English to tell me how to say the following phrases in another language (a recognized one... talking like a cast member of Jersey Shore or using Pig Latin doesn't count):
1. Where is the bathroom?
2. Does this look infected to you?
3. Those drugs aren't mine.
4. That man was dead when I got here.
So, if you speak a language besides English, let's take good advantage of our status as a cosmopolitan blog and teach other these critical phrases. Put 'em in the comments!
Meanwhile, don't ever answer the phone if you're a character in a Pep Comics story:
On the second one, I think it would be a hilarious follow-up for the voice on the other end of the line to say, "His name is Aahhgt? Is that Scandinavian?"
As you can see, telephonic communication in Pep Comics (this was issue #40, by the way) is a hazardous thing to do.
OH SWEET BABY GHERKIN PICKLES, MRS. ANDREWS, DON'T USE THE PHONE!
Relax. Mrs. Andrews is fine. Archie, however, is dead in the basement.
I keed, I keed.
Hey! It's time for Fun with Out of Context Dialogue! (tm!)
We get a two-fer with that one, because.... That's a Fair Question. (tm!)
See you tomorrow!