lost in translation

BAR FIT Szczecin 2017 011Correct me if I’m wrong if you want , but I think that the meaning of the Polish word “bar” has changed somewhat over the last several years . It used to mean an inexpensive cafeteria , but now it also means more and more what the American meaning of bar is . Not being an expert in the Polish language  ( or American lingo , for that matter ) , I am ready to take your more informed criticism of my analysis , if you feel it is warranted . What must be must be .

But that is neither here nor there for the petty purpose of this potentially paralogizing post . I don’t mean to pettyfog , either , no way , or to mire us down into inconsequential goop . I have got one simple point to make . Well , perhaps it’s not a point , now that I think of it  , but it’s an observation .

I think that we get caught in our own linguistic canards at times . How about that ? Do I hear an argument ?  That being said , can we move on ?BAR FIT Szczecin 2017 001

I  came upon this Polish bar called BarFit . Had it been my decision to name the place , I would not have named it that , for reasons obvious , I think , to the average American . Again , someone went ahead and named the place , and no one even asked me first . That kind of thing seems to happen quite often . BAR FIT Szczecin 2017 003   Well , actually , had someone asked me , I may have accidentally said , ” Yeah , that name sounds okay .” After all , the best entrepreneurs know when to ignore sage advice , and you shouldn’t  base your decisions on the advice of those who don’t have to deal with the results . Besides , good advice is never cheap  and cheap advice is never good .

Besides , there is  evidently  a dog food called Barf . Maybe it’s a British thing . I glanced at it on the internet . If Barf is good enough to feed to dogs , then BarFit  might be okay to name  a food place . Too late now , anyway . Done is done .

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7 responses to “lost in translation

  1. I’m sure you come up with a better name – they just need to ask you more often!!

  2. My first thought was maybe they only serve Miller Lite.

    • Good one ! By the way , there is a huge Miller brewery not far from my house in Arcadia . Train tracks go as far west as the brewery , but no further for decades .

  3. Nice reflecion about word “bar”. We use it in the same context as English (it is bar, pub, place to drink beer)
    If someone want to learn Polish I started language course in Youtube ( Beata Aleksiejuk – Language Channel) and in blog https://traveltomeetyourheart.wordpress.com/2017/08/19/learn-polish-lesson-5-days-of-the-week-months-seasons/
    I hope it can help for everybody who want to learn Polish ! 🙂

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