I remember a story years ago where a Royal Navy bloke serving in Singapore had Chinese characters tattooed on his arm.
When he got back to UK someone in a pub asked him what it meant, the chap said, "Buy me a beer and I'll tell you." he was bought a beer and again asked what it meant, the matelot said, "It means, Buy me a beer and I'll tell you. That is what it says."
Adversus solem ne loquitor