On Mon, Nov 25, 2002 at 07:36:21PM +0000, Andreas Johansson wrote: [snip] > Speaking of Chinese food, Roger Penrose kills spends a clause in "The > Emperor's New Mind" on idly wondering whether there's a hanzi for > "hamburger". Is there? If not, what sign-combination do they use? [snip] I do not know what the hanzi is for hamburger (I am shamefully illiterate in that area), but I do know that in Mandarin, a hamburger is called "han4 bao3". Obviously a phonetic transliteration; one can expect such transliterations to carry humourous overtones. T -- What do you get if you drop a piano down a mineshaft? A flat minor.