Gye Greene's Thoughts

Gye Greene's Thoughts (w/ apologies to The Smithereens and their similarly-titled album!)

Friday, March 25, 2011

Tattoo insight

I always think it's dicey when a person gets a tattoo in a language of which they're not a native speaker.

Downtown, I see the occasional person with a Chinese character, or some Gaelic saying, written on their arm or back.

It'd be mighty embarrassing, if a misplaced accent mark or pen stroke completely changed the meaning of the word or phrase you had permanently inscribed upon your body:

"Yeah, my tattoo says 'Brave Like a King'."

"Umm -- actually... the tattoo artist missed a stroke here -- and made this one too curvy. So it actually says 'Poops Like a Carp'."



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At March 30, 2011 9:32 AM, Anonymous bierhoernchen said...


Met someone with the last name "Geier," which is German. She said her name meant "Eagle" or "bird of prey." Kind of. She wasn't very happy when I told her Geier = vulture.

At March 30, 2011 11:03 PM, Blogger Gye Greene said...

LOL! :)



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