From Language Log: More Weird Translations

 Hide the satisfied store in statue of Buddha: This is what you get when you rely on a dictionary & do word-for-word “translation.” In this case, there is the added confusion, if I’m understanding correctly, of moving between different writing systems.

Author: jd

Joseph Duemer is Professor of Humanities at Clarkson University in northern New York state. His most recent book of poems is Magical Thinking from Ohio State University Press (2001). He lives with his wife Carole, two Jack Russell terriers, Jett & Penny, & a Chocolate Lab, Angel, on the stony bank of the Raquette River in South Colton.