Boss Cow Miscellaneous Soup 老大牛杂汤

By Xah Lee. Date:
boss cow miscellaneous soup
老大牛杂汤 “boss cow miscellaneous soup” (photo by [John Baez])

interesting one. Each char literally means this:

but depending on grouping, there can be several literal interpretations.

and other artificial groupings.

Chinese is quite subtle and fluid. The associativity of characters is based on past usage or idioms.