Tuesday, April 10, 2007

let's pizza!

my friend ari is currently in japan, and mentioned "let's pizza!" as an example of the often mangled and documented written english found there. however, i am a big fan of the phrase.

the use of pizza as a verb is something a marketer would spend days trying to invent, but which occurs here by mistranslation. the verb "to pizza" conveys not only the act of buying and eating, but a sense of celebration and indulgence in a foreign and exotic food. pizza becomes an act, perhaps even a way of life.

5 Comments:

Blogger Martha said...

ha ha ha

yes i can hear your voice saying this phrase in my head while wearing an apron that says 'domestic god' on the front

8:05 AM  
Blogger Jenn said...

AHAHAHAHAHAH!!!

Me too!

6:51 AM  
Blogger adam brown said...

hello, i emailed you but got an error. anyway here's the reg cleaner i uses, this shit is good, don't stay without protection!

1:06 PM  
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3:43 AM  
Blogger chiya said...

Haha I'm going to say that next time I get the chance to.

It doesn't sound as good with other food - Let's McDonald's...no...Let's Tim Hortons'...no...

11:15 AM  

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