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#1 2012-09-08 10:22:08

David Bird
From: Montréal, QC
Registered: 2009-07-28
Posts: 1251

Fish and ships

This is not an eggcorn (as far as I know) but a funny bit of Frenglish that was on the menu of a resto I was at last night. Their menu is online so I could capture this screen image:

There are a half a dozen of these from French and another half dozen from Thai sites in Google images. Who knows, maybe someone somewhere thinks that chips resemble small boats, or maybe submarines.

There is also a Peruvian menu for tourists that offers Fried fish in ships with no potato chips in sight. If this more than Spanglish, maybe the pieces of fish are set adrift in ships of batter?

Last edited by David Bird (2012-09-08 19:35:42)



#2 2012-09-18 22:53:36

From: Montreal
Registered: 2008-03-17
Posts: 974

Re: Fish and ships

Casts a different light on batter down the hatch. (It only took me a week and a half to think that one up.)



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