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  • I had just landed in Madrid for my second trip to Europe. My Spanish was rusty, and my sister and friends didn't speak it well so we would always ask for English translation menus. This one was especially charming - I'd love the Salmon Rolls filled with crap in pink sauce.

    This was outdone only by a menu we were given in Barcelona, although unfortunately I don't have a picture of it. Barcelona, and the Catalunya region of Spain in general, is historically renown for its Antisemitism, being a central site of the Spanish Inquisition. However we didn't expect to be reminded of that by some fluke of a restaurant menu translation. Clearly someone had translated this menu using a dictionary, possibly in a hurry. When we saw the menu item for the "Ham over white Jews", we were a little perturbed and considered running away quickly. We pulled out our Spanish-to-English dictionary and looked up the word for Jews - "Judios"... right below the word for beans - "judias".

    At least they weren't serving Moishe with the ham. That would have just been a double insult.
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