When we unpacked our suitcase after our London visit …. we found, in one of the side compartments, the Fortune Cookies we’d been given as we left the restaurant we had so happily nomed at in China Town. At the time we thought we’d keep them for when we were in need of a whimsical and/or poignant moment …. , but to be honest we’d forgotten all about them …… until we re-found them ….
Darrell “smashed” his first …. and the wise words inside declared that you should “Always read the small print” …. but that’s all well and good unless, like me, you don’t have your reading glasses with you at the time, in this case the small print was so small that Darrell with his perfect A3 and A4 vision had to read it out to me!
Nigel’s wise words were a little more confusing as they were simply “Can’t Cook, Won’t Cook” which we thought was an mid-afternoon cookery programme for TV personalities whose fame had faded a bit.
…. However, it was the German translation of “Can’t Cook, Won’t Cook” that made Darrell laugh so hard he couldn’t breath ….. or see, as tears were running down his face…..
….. To be honest I am not entirely convinced that Darrell’s pronunciation of the word was entirely correct, as to my knowledge Darrell is a stranger to the German language …. but let’s just say in his interpretation he changed the “ch” sound into a “ck” sound …… and I fear that a new word/phase has entered our kitchen vocabulary until the novelty wears off…………….. !!