“What is this? it’s delicious!”
The waiter looked at him quizzically until he remembered he had shut off his translator. He turned it back on and repeated: “This food, what am I eating?”
“It’s a boiled arthropod from Gwolb. A particular favorite of both my mates.”
“Arthropod? Is that like a spider?”
“I don’t know what a ‘spider’ is. You can look up the creature on your table computer: enter ‘Chiktakchit’.” The waiter shuffled away.
He took another bite and while chewing, activated the computer. When he found a picture of a Chiktakchit, he spat it out onto his plate.