Thursday, November 19, 2009

Horse Mackerels

It sounds like a cuss phrase, but it’s just the name of a fish.

From What's in a name? More than you might think by Kylie MacLellan:

A London-based translation firm is offering parents-to-be the chance to check the meaning of prospective baby names in other languages to avoid inadvertently causing their offspring future embarrassment.

Celebrity couple Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes might have thought twice about naming their daughter Suri if they'd known that it means "pickpocket" in Japanese, "turned sour" in French, and "horse mackerels" in Italian, suggest Today Translations.

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