Norway Winter Olympic team orders 15000 instead of 1500 eggs by mistake.
In Korean, just one syllable differentiates 1,500 and 15,000. Will this mean a lot of protein for the Norwegian athletes?@idrett
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It hurts when Google burns you. Who can you trust if you can’t trust the internet?!
NBC Washington reports the chefs for Norway’s Olympic team recently tried to place an order for eggs for their athletes, but weren’t sure how to say what they needed in Korean. (As you know, the winter games are being held in PyeongChang, South Korea.) Before placing their order with a Korean grocery store, the chefs turned to Google Translate for help.
What they didn’t know was that, in Korean, ONE SYLLABLE is the difference between 1,500 eggs and 15,000 eggs. You know the rest.
“There was literally no end to the delivery. Absolutely unbelievable,” chef Ståle Johansen told Norway’s Aftenposten.
Fortunately, the chefs were able to return the extra 13,500 eggs (a good thing, because too many eggs can make a person crack. I’ll see myself out), but said the athletes should expect to see a looooot of protein on the menu.