Whim of the Week – 50

Lost in translation (once again…)

I was in Brno, Czech Republic, all day yesterday together with two colleagues, mainly to visit the cute little Mendel museum. Afterwards we walked around the old town and up the hill to see the castle as well. After all that walking we got quite thirsty, and wanted to order a jug of water. Unfortunately, all they had was a “jag of watter”, whatever that is…


Of course we could also have ordered a “draft limo”, assuming that would be some sort of lemonade?? Anyway, I ended up ordering a fresh mint tea, which seemed a safe enough choice.

For those who know about Gregor Mendel and his work, you may appreciate this whimsical image as well:


whimsical (adj.): Determined by chance or impulse or whim rather than by necessity or reason. Playful or fanciful, especially in a humorous way. (Source: The Free Dictionary)

In an effort to continue looking at the bright side of life in these worrying times, the Whim of the Week series features sometimes funny or unusual, sometimes beautiful or inspiring, but generally whimsical observations I happen to capture on camera during my wanderings around the world.