Daily Archives: January 11, 2012

I Stand Corrected (Though Not Humbly)

Ah, the pitfalls of learning another language. . . In yesterday’s post I incorrectly translated the slogan on the Super BarĂº supermarket sign. It reads, “Esta mejor que nunca.” I took it to mean “It’s better than nothing.” It actually means, “It’s better than ever.” Of course that makes a lot more sense than what I said but not nearly as funny. “Esta mejor que nada” means “It’s better than nothing.”

One can only hope a literate vandal with a sense of humor sees the sign and sneaks in there some dark night and changes nunca for nada. I’ll keep my eye on the sign and let you know if it happens.

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