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What is the Chowhound Passport?


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What is the Chowhound Passport?

Paul Tyksins | Mar 13, 2002 09:25 AM

I see mention of the Chowhound Passport in a number of posts: Erik M. mentions it in his post "Soju Disappoints"; and then mentions it again in "Re(1): Off the Evil Axis – Seoul Garden, Northbrook...the passport"; Jim Leff then responds that the Korean translator of the Passport has been notified of a potential language issue with the Passport.

Are we speaking FIGURATIVELY and having a bit of a laugh here or is there really some sort of Chowhound Passport? (Sorry, I'm a bit of a literalist.)

I picture a card with 25 languages or so and a message that goes something like this: "Please serve this person the specialties of the house. He/she is adventuresome and will eat just about anything."

I suppose this is akin to that card that U.S. airmen carry just in case they're captured by the enemy. It starts with, "I mean you no harm....

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