Lamb Raisin

posted on 13 Sep 2010 in Engrish with an Explanation

Lamb raisin almost sounds like it could be a dish, but this is “rum raisin” flavored ice cream:

Filed under: “Engrish that needs an explanation”.

Photo courtesy of Lucy Hallett. Found in Tokyo, Japan.

  • Bob

    AKA “Raisin Mutton”

    The Japanese at the top actually says “Rum Raisin,” but they confuse “r” and “l” sounds a lot, so I can see how they’d get the wrong one when looking in a dictionary.

  • mickeygreeneyes

    Like any real man, I prefer meat in my ice cream. You got a problem with that?

  • xila31

    I’ll have the lamb raisin with the bison mix in.

  • coffeebot

    I kind of understand it. This one time in college I mixed peanut butter with roast beef. I couldn’t get it chewed to swallow. Nobody can. Don’t try it.

  • EngrishFan3

    Raisins that come out of a lamb? ? I don’t think I’d want that flavour in my icecream.

  • Xenobiologista

    How do Japanese speakers pronounce “rum”?

  • booom

    The Japanese name is read as “Ramu Re-zun”

  • crys

    Lamb raisin ice cream! Just like choc chip only … nastier.

    (I think I stood on a few lamb raisins last time I was down on the farm)

  • Danny Kaye

    Lamb Raisin: Meat from a VERY old, shriveled lamb.

  • Beady El

    Sounds like a Lebanese appetizer…

  • IJ

    I realize this is late in the game, but here goes.

    I think the “ramu” is due primarily to the limited vowel inventory in the Japanese syllabary, a fact touched upon in the site’s FAQ. The best they can get is an approximation.

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