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I don't know maybe it is a good place to eat. Look at those GMO bananas.
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Oh. so. funny. Thanks for brightening my day, Robert!
 
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I'd never thought about the 'kaka' thing!
It's part of our language, but...it's the Maori word for a species of parrot.
I wonder if the 'kaka' cafe is in NZ?
I looked up 'boneless bananas'; apparently it's the bendy ones.
Of course.
 
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kaka means cake in several languages. It is an easy mistake to make. I am surprised it hasn't made it into a mel brooks movie or similar.
 
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"Let them have their kaka and eat it too".....I guess that that's not exactly what Marie Antoinette said, just my juvenile mind working overtime.

 
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Robert Ray wrote:"Let them have their kaka and eat it too".....I guess that that's not exactly what Marie Antoinette said, just my juvenile mind working overtime.



That is closer to what I think she meant...
 
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I have to wonder if the Kaka restaurant is owned by C.O.Jones.

 
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I was about to start a thread here in meaningless drivel with this very title, but a quick search revealed it's already here! A few days ago I ordered a measuring wheel. I need to take some measurements on my farm, and my wheel arrived today and much to my delight there is some interesting english on the box that I want to share. I always find it humorous and entertaining when poor translation makes it to print on packaging. I have no idea what Wogan means so I googled it, and it appears to be a defunct BBC television show hosted by a Terry Wogan. Is it possible that Mr. Wogan posthumously gave this measuring wheel a nod of approval for comfort? We may never know.

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We are looking at alternative blades for our weed eater which is too much of a pain to use the way it is. This is the description of one of the blades Amazon is selling:
"In the case of resistance such as stones, the blade can be freely stretched, more evenly cut, and more thoroughly weeded. Easy to install and convenient to use."
Huh?  We really can't figure out that "freely stretched" part!
 
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