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...she walked in through the out door.
fortune cookie
Fortune cookies. With their prophecies like medieval speech scrolls. I enjoy them so much.

typical fortune cookie

The one I opened in a Chinese restaurant, after dinner with my boy-friend. Beside him I had a secret lover, for the first time in my life. The cookie's sentence curdled my blood, I stuttered when my companion requested the text:

No servant can serve two masters. | Man kann nicht Diener zweier Herren sein.

Yesterday I found my favorite sentence, due to the absurd mistranslation:

In love you can shine like the brightest stars. | Glueckskekse bringen Ihnen viel Glueck. 
(Fortune cookies bring you great fortune.)

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faust_iii From: faust_iii Date: February 17th, 2009 01:10 pm (UTC) (Link)


"No servant can serve two masters"

but a mistress can keep two servants *smile*

dalaruan From: dalaruan Date: February 17th, 2009 07:36 pm (UTC) (Link)

pull the strings

Yes, she can *smile* But it's a sad game...
faust_iii From: faust_iii Date: February 18th, 2009 10:03 am (UTC) (Link)


yes, but depending on different points of view *smile*

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