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A place to post faulty translations.
Sometimes when i listen to people speak a language that i
don't know, my brain translates what was actually said into
a similar sounding English statement.
So this morning for example I heard a coworker speaking
Russian on the phone. I could swear that
she said " this
crime type is not committed on Monday" she actually said
something in Russian that i did not understand but this is
what my brain heard.
So the idea here is a place to post faulty translations that
Faulty Translations Bulletin Board
Mistranslation + incompetence = wrong text on sign.
[Jinbish, Jun 14 2010]
Faulty translations in Asia. [phoenix, Jun 14 2010]
Misheard lyrics. [phoenix, Jun 14 2010]
The opposite of Engrish.com , this catalogues misuse of chinese characters by westerners. [prufrax, Jun 15 2010]
I guess the Chinese are the best at this.
[xandram, Jun 15 2010]
The d'Antin manuscript
[mouseposture, Jun 16 2010]
||I'm going to stick my neck out and suggest this is pretty well covered by existing sites. Maybe not your specific example, but...
||My nipples explode with delight.
||Maybe not that kind of faulty translation, how about:
||(allegedly the signal given from a ship of the French fleet, immediatley before battle. An English captain is reported to have asked his signalman what the message said, to which he recieved the reply 'allo sailor)
||I just love [Phoenix]'s link! We all have sung wrong lyrics before and sometimes they are better than the originals!! Actually all the other links are great, too.