Lost in translation?

[Maracaibo, Venezuela] — I came upon this snack kiosk in La Chinita International Airport in Maracaibo, Venezuela a couple of years ago. After doing a double-take, I wondered whether this was an instance of a phrase that’s “lost in translation,” or whether the kiosk owner knew exactly what he was doing when naming the stand (I vote for the latter), creating a double-entendre kind of inside joke, that many travelers in the Spanish-speaking country wouldn’t get.

What do you think?

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Glen Abbott is a Florida-based travel writer & photographer. He specializes in writing about motorcycle touring and travel, and his work appears regularly in Harley-Davidson's HOG magazine, American Iron, and other publications.

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7 Comments
  1. Raymond @ Man On The Lam

    October 12, 2011

    Did you go up and ask them for a big pecker? The biggest pecker that he had? :)
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  2. I really hope it’s the latter. ;)
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  3. Michael Figueiredo

    October 1, 2011

    Haha! Very funny. I’ve been collecting “lost in translation” photos for awhile now too.
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  4. I never have my camera with me when I come across funny things like this.
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  5. Jeremy Branham

    October 1, 2011

    Interesting name for sure!
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  6. jenjenk

    September 30, 2011

    hilarious!
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  7. The Travel Fool

    September 30, 2011

    Ha Ha Good catch on the sign. Doesn’t really make me want a snack. Think I would have to wait till the next one.
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