Bombed in Translation

‘Twas a slight slip, but 1 bad ‘nough to bomb the whole lawn.

Debbie laughed. She shouldn’t have. That’s why they dropped the bomb.

Ambassador Howland mistranslated a single Jupiterian word so that a serious question regarding the loss o’ a Jupiterian ship while flying through the Milky Way was mistaken for a silly pun ’bout chocolate chip cereal & milk feces.

“& that, children,” said the professor,—a mutated cockroach, the only species that could survive the centuries-long radiation from the Jupiterians’ Ununoctium bomb—“is why it’s vital that you get a 100% on this next test.” A student yawned as it played on its phone.


Amusement, Caption, Deborah