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Funny Translations

 
 
littlek
 
Reply Sat 10 Feb, 2007 09:37 pm
I thought there was already a thread on these gems....... maybe there is and I couldn't find it. Usually I think of restaurant menus, and electronics manuals when I think of funny translations. But I have for you a book review at ebay which is amusing.....

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I like cats why because i have more then 3 cats with my family and friends house. everyone don't likes cats but i say you must love cats this are like a animals which don't have a dangerous habits with humanbegins, one good thing about the cats' is if they cat want to go to letriene it won't use your house but it goes out and finishes it's letriene, one more thing is it's eyes it can identify the devils(but in usual life the devils are humanbeings, but i won't believe it; but sometimes i will believe) Among the CATS black is very nice and cute cats which you can have one black one, but don't hesitate to catch it!! because it is a good animals among all (after DOG)
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George
 
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Reply Mon 12 Feb, 2007 10:08 am
Your sig line fits perfectly.
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wandeljw
 
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Reply Mon 12 Feb, 2007 10:19 am
On the news they mentioned that Beijing was in a hurry to correct their English language signs. Americans have been pointing out the wording is "non-idiomatic". This happens when translators in a foreign country decide to translate their own country's expressions word for word. The result may make sense to them but to tourists the expressions are confusing.

Beijing will host the 2008 Summer Olympics and is trying to correct errors such as these:
Signs on stairways where Americans would expect to see "Watch Your Step" are currently posted as "Do Not Fall Down The Stairs".
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