a little dialogue

February 12th, 2009

Here’s a little dialogue from 河蟹上岸:

蒙牛:请问我们的产品检测出三聚氰胺了吗?

Mengniu: Excuse me, did you find any melanine in our products?

质检人员:恭喜你,没有!

Quality inspector: Congratulations! No.

蒙牛:那请问检测出致癌物质了吗?

Mengniu: So did you find any carcinogens?

质检人员:恭喜你,含量没那么高。

Quality inspector: Congratulations! The amount wasn’t that high.

蒙牛:有..有多高?

Mengniu: So, uh… how high?

质检人员:不足以致癌,只是有害!

Quality inspector: Not enough to be carcinogenic, just harmful.

蒙牛:有害的物质有..有吗?

Mengniu: Was there…. wasn’t there harmful matter?

质检人员:有还是没有?

Quality inspector: Was there or wasn’t there?

蒙牛:你们检验的,有没有你还不知道啊,这又不差钱!

Mengniu: You tested but you still don’t know! I’ve already paid!

质检人员:哦~~那没有.

Quality inspector: Oh… there wasn’t.

蒙牛:益菌因子有吗?

Mengniu: Was there beneficial bacteria?

质检人员:没有!

Quality inspector: No!

蒙牛:这个可以有!

Mengniu: But that’s allowed!

质检人员:这个真没有!

Quality inspector: There really wasn’t any!

Mengniu, for those who don’t know, is one of China’s bigger dairy companies, and, along with (yet another) New Zealand dairy company, is in a spot of bother over one of its products.

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