Direct translations from the Central Asian language I'm learning into English:

Our bottled water comes from a company called Land of the Smiley People.

The bus stop outside our house is called "Liquor Shop Stop." But there aren't any liquor stores nearby. In fact, the market next to the stop is run by teetotalers.

My English name is similar to the words for clothespin, moist towlette, and water buffalo.

The local name I chose means "mineral" or "tooth enamel."

Literal translation of the names of some restaurants here in town: "I'm Full," "Food," The Throat Cafeteria," "The Couch Cafeteria," and "Soul Burger."

When you threaten to slap someone, you raise your hand and say "I'm going to show you the five siblings!"

Isn't learning a new language fun?