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What are you trying to say?

I bought a couple of local delicacies from Taiwan for the office. As I was about to place them in the pantry, I noticed these:

On a box of shrimp roll:

The text in red says:

A kind of delicacy lasts long of taste
Postpone preface Taiwan traditional delicacy
I want bestly stay to the most precious you

Huh?! What talking you?

On a box of candy:

Looks like a normal box of candy, right? Take a closer look on the other side:

Pray tell, what in the world is ‘Propolis Fritillary’? Well, I did a quick google check and found these out:

Propolis is a resinous mixture that honey bees collect from tree buds, sap flows, or other botanical sources. It is used as a sealant for unwanted open spaces in the hive. Propolis is used for small gaps (approximately 6 millimeters (0.2 in) or less), while larger spaces are usually filled with beeswax. Its color varies depending on its botanical source, the most common being dark brown. Propolis is sticky at and above room temperature. At lower temperatures it becomes hard and very brittle.

Fritillaria is a genus of about 100 species of bulbous plants in the family Liliaceae, native to temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. The name is derived from the Latin term for a dice-box (fritillus), and probably refers to the checkered pattern, frequently of chocolate-brown and greenish yellow, that is common to many species’ flowers. Collectively, the genus is known in English as fritillaries; some North American species are called missionbells.

Interesting! So they are actual English words! We learn something new everyday 🙂

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