Sunday, December 28, 2008

Things that make me go "hmph" and "huh?"

Yesterday I ran into Old Navy to get my son socks. Yes, he's particular, but they fit better and last much longer than the Walmart variety. So I was in Old Navy.

And all over the store, everywhere I looked, were signs advertising the latest clearance merchandise that said, "Get What You Should've Got!" Overlooking the very obvious incorrect grammar, I wondered if that was the true American spirit of Christmas coming out.

Then this morning, Ben was eating some leftover chicken for breakfast (don't judge) when he commented, "I can sort of taste something like fish in here."

I asked if that was the Vietnamese chicken I had made a few days ago, and he said that it was. I told him it tasted fishy because there was fish sauce in the marinade. At that point, I went to the refrigerator to get the fish sauce, since I have no idea what it is or what it's made with--I just followed the recipe.

I started reading the label and here's what it says, exactly, without adding or omitting any words:

Ingredients: Anchovy fish, salt, sugar, water (only natural water--no water added).

So, just to set the record straight, this is not dehydrated-and-then-reconstituted water. Not water from concentrate. It's the real thing. Just in case you have a water allergy or something, that would be important to know.

Be thankful ~



Deb said...

Well yeah, because who wants fish sauce with unnatural water? HEY! There's an example of word-for-word translation and things being lost between cultures! We can support the NIV now...

Mostly Sunny said...

Ha ha ha! That IS bizarre.

Brother Ben said...

And before I hear any K-R-A-P about chicken for breakfast, you probably had chicken for breakfast this week as well. Little less developed than mine (eggs), but you know you had chicken. And btw, dude has lost a bunch of, uh, Ben the last few months, so THERE, HA!