The pwer of google translate :D

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  1. JNK

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    it actually says: three tankists, three merry friends :D
     
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    Well... gay is a kind of merriment, no? :D
     
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    but in german they just went direct homosexual :D
     
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    I wish I could rep this! :D
     
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    There was a story told many years ago of one of the earliest translation programs. When testing it, they translated the English saying "Out of sight, out of mind" into Mandarin. It looked very impressive until they translated it back and it came out "invisible idiot."
     
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    ^ Damn rep spread. That made me laugh so hard. :D
     
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    Something always gets lost in translation :D
    Many years ago now I remember getting an email entitled "English Signs". The substance of it was this: native English-speakers travelling abroad and finding signs that had been translated into English and that had funny or double meanings that were unintended. Some examples:
    Found outside a tailor's shop: "Ladies may have a fit upstairs"
    Posted at a broken elevator: "Our lift is broken. We regret to inform you that until it is fixed, you will be unbearable."

    I can't remember any of the others but I remember laughing like crazy over the whole darn thing. :D
     
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    ^ Yay! Repping this! :D
     
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    so we are talking now asian English? here we go :)

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    Gotta get me some grilled chicken ass.
     
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    Tears. I have tears streaming down my face. The laughing hurts so much! :D
     
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    :)
    Also hilarious: signs by native English speakers that should know better! :D

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    "The slippery are very crafty"? Someone please write a short story containing this clause. If anyone pulls this off without making it sound weird or in any way out of place, you have my respect.
     
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    I remember seeing a pizza menu in France that had awful word-for-word translations; stuff like “poivrons -> let us pepper” (and others in that style).
    They even somehow managed to translate goat's cheese into goat's testicles…
     
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    *winces*
    I bet they didn't get many orders for that topping.....
     
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    I remember now, for some reason it had “goat tackle” as the translation for a special kind of goat's cheese… :D

    Luckily it was mostly french speakers and I think that it could be inferred…*;)
    And actually, it is a dish in some countries ;)
     
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    If I ordered goat testicles on my pizza and got cheese instead, I'd be very disappointed.
     
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    same here :D
     
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    I need brain bleach....lol
     
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    Me too. :(
     
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