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Free sushi for yourself and 5 friends - just change your name!


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Under the two-day promotion, which ended on Thursday, any customer whose ID card contained gui yu” – the Chinese characters for salmon – would be entitled to an all-you-can-eat sushi meal along with five friends.

 

This amused me.

 

Taiwan official urges people to stop changing their name to 'salmon'

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1 hour ago, liuzhou said:

Yup, straight out of the "sentences I never expected to read" dept...

“Who loves a garden, loves a greenhouse too.” - William Cowper, The Task, Book Three

 

"Not knowing the scope of your own ignorance is part of the human condition...The first rule of the Dunning-Kruger club is you don’t know you’re a member of the Dunning-Kruger club.” - psychologist David Dunning

 

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The sixth Chief Justice of the United States was Salmon Portland Chase.

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"As life's pleasures go, food is second only to sex.Except for salami and eggs...Now that's better than sex, but only if the salami is thickly sliced"--Alan King (1927-2004)

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That wouldn't work round here. Although 鲑鱼 (guī yú) is the correct technical name for salmon, most people use 三文鱼 (sān wén yú). Salmon is all imported* and 三文 (sān wén) is the nearest they can get to pronouncing 'salmon'. (yú) means 'fish'.

So, you'd have to change your name to 三文 (sān wén) for free sushi.

 

* It was mostly imported from Norway, but they fell out with Norway about some trivial political disagreement. Now it mostly comes from Scotland.

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