Lost in Translation
I really hissed out loud when I got sent this!! (from Carolyn H. from Gold Coast, Australia) Maybe we can write all the differences between a possum and a cat as part of an orientation exercise for foreign students, hmmm…
Mind you, I have to say that the actual translation for “possum” from Chinese to English is “Apple Eating Tree Bear.” How cute! However as you will all know by now, our possums are not bears, but actually marsupials – animals with pouches that we inherited from our Aussie cousins about 150 years ago.
The good news is that we are gradually sending some back in value-added form to our transtasman rivals – a bit like selling ice to the Eskimos, hehe!