Saturday, 8 August 2009

Hilarious Translations

I came across a translation that was obviously done by a non-native English speaker. These are usually a good source for laughs, and this was no exception. I wish I could post the whole thing but I don't want to break any confidentiality agreements with my clients.

Some funny things I've come across recently are:

a new staff member who uses the English name 'Dopey' - because he's her favorite dwarf!
A kind of candy with a caption "guaranteed oral pleasure"
"because of the economic crisis" translated as "because of MY economic crisis"
an angry text message which wanted to say "pay your rent!" but said in "to quick of payment for rent agreements pleases"

I could list more but it's almost too easy.

My next posts are going to be more technical and hopefully more instructional, as I'm going to try to turn this blog to a learning resource. So stay tuned!

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