Lost in Translation: Pants vs. Trousers

IWB’s comic strip column is a space for exploring cross-cultural encounters through the revealing, yet light-hearted lens of humour. Our new series, titled “Lost in Translation,” narrates the sometimes comedic, sometimes confusing miscommunication that takes place when different cultures and languages interact.

If you’d like to contribute  to the series, email [email protected] with your idea – our graphic designers will help you develop your story into a strip!


 *Mei went to elementary school in England, where “pants” typically refers to underpants.

Written by Mei Araki ’19 / Art by Bonny Cai ’19