Asian cuisine is so different from what we are used to - starting with such unusual ingredients as sea cucumbers and ant eggs and ending with unpronounceable names; it often leaves us, westerners, quite baffled. Now, not many of us speak Chinese or Taiwanese, so when visiting, we seek the comfort of English menus to explain to us what we are about to eat. If luck is in, and you've found one in your mother tongue, your struggles to order are probably not over, as translating the food names is whole another art, with which we'd like to acquaint you.

Often, restaurant owners try to Google Translate the ingredients and names of their funny foods in the menus and if their mission fails they shamelessly declare, that they couldn't find the appropriate name. Other times, proofreading was skipped entirely, or maybe the owner just didn't care enough or couldn't understand the translation himself. Either way, the results are absolutely hilarious, and who in their right mind would skip trying the 'Mr. Oyster' or 'Mermaid in Deep Sea,' whatever that might mean.

So, if funny food names are what you live for or have a tendency to try and eat anything and everything weird, this totally lost in translation list is like hitting the jackpot. Now, scroll down to check these food puns, and funny fails for yourself!

#1

An Interesting Chinese Menu

An Interesting Chinese Menu

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BitchPudding 3 years ago

I can't find on google but it's delicious? Baahahaha! I can't breathe! I'm dead! PMSL!

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#2

There's Something Wrong In This Menu

There's Something Wrong In This Menu

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RJazz909 3 years ago

Why......why would you fuck a duck until exploded?

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#3

A Restaurant Menu I Found In China

A Restaurant Menu I Found In China

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RJazz909 3 years ago

0.0 ohhhh dear....ohhhhh dearrr.......

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#4

One Order Of Whatever Please

One Order Of Whatever Please

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BenLim 3 years ago

Singapore really once sold canned drinks called Whatever and Anything. You won't know what's inside until you drink it.

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#5

Stir-Fried Wikipedia

Stir-Fried Wikipedia

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StephenTafoya 3 years ago

Pretty sure those Wikipedia recipes are always being tweaked

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#6

Sochi Menu Translation Problems

Sochi Menu Translation Problems

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RJazz909 3 years ago

Mmmmm...sounds....interesting........is it bad that I wana try it? lol

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#7

Roasted Husband

Roasted Husband

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TrishaLynch 3 years ago

Is that how you should eat your husband lol

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#8

Chicken Vs. Real Chicken

Chicken Vs. Real Chicken

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RJazz909 3 years ago

Is it just me or does anybody else wonder what is in this 'chicken' apposed to the 'real chicken'...

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#9

You And Your Family

You And Your Family

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Pemberton 3 years ago

The menu is for cows.

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#10

Menu In Beijing

Menu In Beijing

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RJazz909 3 years ago

Uhh.....what if I don't want to?

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#11

My Friend Is Visiting China And Went To A Restaurant. This Is From The Menu

My Friend Is Visiting China And Went To A Restaurant. This Is From The Menu

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RJazz909 3 years ago

Uhh.....no...thanks???

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#12

Grab Me Now

Grab Me Now

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AustinNguyen 3 years ago

Even my dick is more expensive than that

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#13

My Friend Saw This On A Menu In China. He Didn't Know What To Order

My Friend Saw This On A Menu In China. He Didn't Know What To Order

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SusannaVesna 3 years ago

Confused for "Mixed" Pizza! Ahahaha

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#14

The Sushi Restaurant That I Went To Accidentally Put A Picture Of USB Sushi On Their Menu

The Sushi Restaurant That I Went To Accidentally Put A Picture Of USB Sushi On Their Menu

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StephenTafoya 3 years ago

My mouth only accepts Sushi 1.0

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#15

Chinglish Menu: Cat Ear And Rotten Child

Chinglish Menu: Cat Ear And Rotten Child

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Twichlove 999 2 years ago

hmm made from a poor kid in africa with his pet

#16

My Local Thai Food Joint Has A Very Unique Interpretation Of Kid's Menu

My Local Thai Food Joint Has A Very Unique Interpretation Of Kid's Menu

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CarysAlun 3 years ago

This is Swedish! Love their translation

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#17

From A Menu In Shanghai

From A Menu In Shanghai

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#18

Not Sure If This Was A Typo On My Menu

Not Sure If This Was A Typo On My Menu

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PeytonMcIntosh 3 years ago

Yes...um... I'll take a homos with extra meat, please :3

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#19

It's The Cheapest Thing On The Menu

It's The Cheapest Thing On The Menu

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J.B. 3 years ago

There is no mistranslation here, they are all name of mixed drinks.

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#20

My Brother Went To China, This Is What Was On The Menu

My Brother Went To China, This Is What Was On The Menu

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EarnChiam 3 years ago

This is technically correct though (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auricularia_auricula-judae)

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#21

Acid Beans

Acid Beans

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TiMi 3 years ago

hmm... right after working out

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#22

Husband And Wife Lung Slice

Husband And Wife Lung Slice

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ChristopherYen 3 years ago

The translation is correct. It is just the dish is name that way.

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#23

Ordering At A Restaurant, When Suddenly

Ordering At A Restaurant, When Suddenly

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guess 3 years ago

I kind of refuse to believe that one was by accident... 0.0

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#24

English Menus In China Are An Endless Source Of Amusement

English Menus In China Are An Endless Source Of Amusement

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ShayLewis 3 years ago

I think I would like some of that bean curd with odor

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#25

I Don't Want To Check Their Kitchen.

I Don't Want To Check Their Kitchen.

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JaapVerhoef 3 years ago

It's got two thumbs, so it must be good.

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#26

Don't Order The Greenstuffs

Don't Order The Greenstuffs

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JEFF THE KILLER 2 years ago

translated correctly......

#27

Crap Stick

Crap Stick

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MihaiFlorea 3 years ago

In Romania crap is a fish

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#28

A Simple Typo Can Make A World Of Difference

A Simple Typo Can Make A World Of Difference

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DanB 3 years ago

Couldn't find the G spot on the keyboard?

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#29

Many Bandits

Many Bandits

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ChristopherYen 3 years ago

Bandit Pig Liver.

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#30

Another Stupid Chinese Menu In Shenzhen, China

Another Stupid Chinese Menu In Shenzhen, China

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JustynaL. 3 years ago

but this IS a concept of head! looks like a misunderstanding or a deep joke :D

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#31

Recently Moved To Shanghai And Found This At A Local Restaurant

Recently Moved To Shanghai And Found This At A Local Restaurant

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ElinaTheAwesome 2 years ago

Oh...

#32

Menu At A Restaurant In Shanghai

Menu At A Restaurant In Shanghai

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Cloudy@noon 3 years ago

Burning Flesh!!!! HELP!!!! XD

#33

Birds Beast

Birds Beast

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ElinaTheAwesome 2 years ago

Uh...

#34

Best Menu Typo Ever

Best Menu Typo Ever

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Epicdragontamer 3 years ago

Ooooooooo poo sauce .........

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#35

Menu Fail

Menu Fail

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SamQuoi 3 years ago

Whisky and coke

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#36

My Local Chinese Restaurant Needs Help With Their Menu

My Local Chinese Restaurant Needs Help With Their Menu

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DianeDesAutels 3 years ago

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rapeseed

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#37

Characteristics Of Mouth-watering

Characteristics Of Mouth-watering

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Cloudy@noon 3 years ago

LOL Mouth-watering!

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#38

Spicy Crap Masala

Spicy Crap Masala

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JaapVerhoef 3 years ago

Dude, in Thailand, you get some serious spicy crap. I guess they're just being honest about what's happening to your bowel.

#39

I'm Not Sure If I Should Order That First One

I'm Not Sure If I Should Order That First One

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DarcyPetersen 3 years ago

Haha Mountain Due

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#40

Boiled Farmers Anyone?

Boiled Farmers Anyone?

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ChristopherYen 3 years ago

Farm cabbage

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#41

Explodes Fries Pig

Explodes Fries Pig

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Lila Nguyễn 4 months ago

I'm more concerned about the "hormone" in the Japanese translation

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#42

Bugger

Bugger

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PeytonMcIntosh 3 years ago

sandwitch XD

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#43

Bottle Of Bears

Bottle Of Bears

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ElinaTheAwesome 2 years ago

Mom! Can I keep it? I always wanted a pet bear!

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#44

It Gives It That Extra Punch Of Flavor...

It Gives It That Extra Punch Of Flavor...

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TammyChapman 3 years ago

Even if your translation is correct, I still don't want to try it.

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#45

This Is How You Can Cool Down Yourself After A Hot Day In Egypt.

This Is How You Can Cool Down Yourself After A Hot Day In Egypt.

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ElinaTheAwesome 2 years ago

Great. Delicious.

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#46

This Menu Is A Little Exciting

This Menu Is A Little Exciting

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Pemberton 3 years ago

It's not mistranslation, it's just a word play.

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#47

Found Something Unexpected On The Menu While Having Dinner With A Friend Today

Found Something Unexpected On The Menu While Having Dinner With A Friend Today

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earringnut 3 years ago

maybe they think its an aphrodisiac

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#48

Pig's Organ Soup

Pig's Organ Soup

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Pemberton 3 years ago

It might be correct...

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#49

Some Interesting Drinks

Some Interesting Drinks

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UNICORNZZZ ROCKS 2 years ago

LOL

#50

Suck That Leisure Rod

Suck That Leisure Rod

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JEFF THE KILLER 2 years ago

?>?????

#51

Round-cut Aborigine

Round-cut Aborigine

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DianeDesAutels 3 years ago

Aubergine, AKA eggplant. Sigh

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#52

From Selçuk, Turkey - I Chose A Safer Option.

From Selçuk, Turkey - I Chose A Safer Option.

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Sharon Skidmore 1 year ago

Artemisinin dumplings sounds a bit disturbing. Artemisinin is a chemical extracted from wormwood. I don't think that's what they had in mind.

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#53

Local Indian Restaurant Had An Interesting Choice On Their Menu

Local Indian Restaurant Had An Interesting Choice On Their Menu

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Epicdragontamer 3 years ago

I don't see it

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#54

Not Hungry Anymore

Not Hungry Anymore

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ChristopherYen 3 years ago

Translation is technically correct. Actually, it is trying to say when you bite it, the juice in the beef ball burst out like when you pXX.

#55

Sensitive Meatball - Menu From A Turkish Restaurant

Sensitive Meatball - Menu From A Turkish Restaurant

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Olie 3 years ago

Anyone else bothered by the "cheese within skin" that the top?

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#56

Alexander Will Return With Yogurt! - From Menu Of A Turkish Restaurant

Alexander Will Return With Yogurt! - From Menu Of A Turkish Restaurant

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Lila Nguyễn 4 months ago

He returns… incredibly on the rice.

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#57

Saw This Sentence On A Menu In China, Made Me So Confused!

Saw This Sentence On A Menu In China, Made Me So Confused!

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#58

Simmer Chicken Cloud Ear

Simmer Chicken Cloud Ear

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CarolFlinn 3 years ago

Cloud ear is a mushroom

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#59

Oh My, Alexander Is Confused! - Menu From A Turkish Restaurant

Oh My, Alexander Is Confused! - Menu From A Turkish Restaurant

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ElinaTheAwesome 2 years ago

Alexander. Very Alexander. Alexander Confused. Rotating sandwich.

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#60

Tonic Water Becomes ...

Tonic Water Becomes ...

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#61

Only If It's Warm...

Only If It's Warm...

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EglantineTinegan 3 years ago

In French, "crottin" means horse poop. It's a cheese which has (roughly) the same shape and size.

#62

Don't Know If I Will Eat That Lao Potato

Don't Know If I Will Eat That Lao Potato

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HexalYouichi 3 years ago

Dude you got a language or you entered the wrong country. Thats thai for your info.

#63

No, You Are The Best...

No, You Are The Best...

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ElinaTheAwesome 2 years ago

This is what I've always wanted. LMAO

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#64

When Pingyao Dogmeat Is The Safest Option

When Pingyao Dogmeat Is The Safest Option

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ChristopherYen 3 years ago

《Domestic life soil bean a round mass if 》- Homely Potato Ball, 《Syrup long chlnese yam 》 - Honey Long Yam, 《Water Fry Meat Bun》 - Water Fry Meat Bun (Cooking Method use is Fry using water, not oily), 《Froth spongecake made with lard》 - Oily Rice Cake (Fried), 《Sour picked cabbabe wish mound》 - Fermented Vegetables Fry Hanging Fish, 《The element frieS the Cat ear》 - Cat Ear (Something like Macaroni), 《Fragrant Crisp cowpea》 - Fragrant Crispy Beans, 《Burn the eggplant》 - Oily Paste Eggplant - Fried Eggplant with paste, 《Stewed meat and mountaw mushroom》 - Mountain Mushroom with Stewed meat (Fried)

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#65

Winter Is Coming

Winter Is Coming

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ElinaTheAwesome 2 years ago

No thanks

#66

Squid Meters Flowers

Squid Meters Flowers

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ChristopherYen 3 years ago

Popcorn with squid flavour ? Maybe ?

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#67

Diet Cock Please!

Diet Cock Please!

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Le Box of Shame 1 month ago

this seems to be a common typo

#68

God Fillet

God Fillet

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ChristopherYen 3 years ago

Cod Fillet ?

#69

Fancy Some Mice For Dinner?

Fancy Some Mice For Dinner?

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#70

Horrible Way To Die

Horrible Way To Die

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#71

I'll Have The Letture, But I Don't Want To Eat My French Friend!

I'll Have The Letture, But I Don't Want To Eat My French Friend!

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ElinaTheAwesome 2 years ago

Typo detected

#72

I'll Have The Letture, But I Don't Want To Eat My French Friend!

I'll Have The Letture, But I Don't Want To Eat My French Friend!

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#73

You Will Feel Relaxed.

You Will Feel Relaxed.

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DarcyPetersen 3 years ago

Not a menu.

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