Lost in Translation, Coffee

by Chikashi


There was a Flemish family of 5 lunching at a restaurant in Syracuse province of Sicily. It was an unusually warm day, and the service was uncharacteristically slow. Once the family were done eating and then playing a game of Uno at the table, the father told one of his three young sons to walk inside to order due doblo espresso for mama and papa, explaining to the unsuspecting boy that it means twee dobbel koffie in Italian. The father repeated the phrase more than a dozen times, each syllable enunciated loud and clear for the benefit of the little boy and perhaps all other customers at the restaurant.

Diesel or petrol version?