Actually, there is a sequel to yesterday’s post. Yesterday, I had lunch with 5 professional colleagues from a publisher. I took the opportunity to poll them on how they would say “Big Mac” at a McDonald’s. They all said they would say it in English, not in Chinese.
In the afternoon, I stopped by a McDonald’s to check their preference, and was amazed to find that on their promotion posters, they use the English term “Big Mac” only. They only use the Chinese term on their regular menu board.
In the evening, I polled my two children and my wife, and all of them said they would say it in Chinese. Now I’m confused. Who would say “Big Mac” in English; who in Chinese? Why?