Thursday, March 24, 2011

Japanese in Singapore joke

A joke that I thought may tickle some funny bones while we face the nuclear crisis in Japan.

In the post war period, many Japanese soldiers whom had served in Singapore during the invasion, went back to Japan, telling everyone what they know about Singapore.

And the only one thing that was common that they said about Singapore was that, Crab Hotpot, was very popular in this small little island. It seemed to them that everyone was talking about "Crab Hotpot".

Not too sure if Singapore became famous for crabs because of this reason but if you were to translate Crab Hotpot to the Japanese language, you'd understand why the Japanese soldiers kept hearing the locals talk about this dish back in the 1940s.

In the Japanese language, crab is "kani", and hotpot is "nabe"

Next time, you wannna feast on "crab in a pot" in Singapore, never order it in the Japanese language.

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