Growing up in Canada, I’ve had the good fortune of being exposed to both English and French throughout my life. Like on our food packages – all labelled in French and English. My French vocabulary is probably dominated by food words. Some of my favourites – le pamplemousse, la guimauve, la pomme de terre (do you know what they all are?). We always joke that we learned French from reading the back of the cereal box at breakfast.
I picked up this flavour of Ben & Jerry’s recently.
We Are Waffling – Vanilla Ice Cream with Fudge Covered Waffle Cone Pieces and a Fudge Swirl.
Pretty tasty actually.
But as I was enjoying my scoop of ice creamy goodness, I wondered…what do they call it in French?
Nous sommes indécis – We’re undecided.
A little too literal. A clever play on words that just gets lost in translation.