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Jun 3, 2021 05:44:20   #
Burtzy Loc: Bronx N.Y. & Simi Valley, CA
 
The company (in, I presume China) spent their whole budget on the photo but should have included a few more dollars for a good translator.



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Jun 3, 2021 07:44:14   #
Dannj
 
The really “funny” part is that a lot of people will see nothing wrong with this😳

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Jun 3, 2021 08:20:51   #
DirtFarmer Loc: Way too close to New York City
 
Translation is an opportunity for mirth in lots of ways.

An early translation program took "The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak" and transmogrified it to "The whiskey is good but the meat has gone bad".

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Jun 3, 2021 08:39:39   #
Longshadow Loc: Audubon, PA, United States
 
DirtFarmer wrote:
Translation is an opportunity for mirth in lots of ways.

An early translation program took "The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak" and transmogrified it to "The whiskey is good but the meat has gone bad".


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Jun 4, 2021 05:56:27   #
Ollieboy
 
Be weary of bad syntax errors. That usually means a Chinese company. If they don't care about syntax errors, think about how much they care about their products and you.

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Jun 4, 2021 07:52:06   #
dpfoto Loc: Cape Coral, FL
 
Ah-Sooooo... You need lead the retters in the words, then you get it light.

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Jun 4, 2021 10:00:49   #
Abo Loc: Victoria Australia
 
2 wongs don't make a white

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Jun 4, 2021 11:01:48   #
bobbyjohn Loc: Dallas, TX
 
In December 1977, President Jimmy Carter gave a speech in Poland. The problem stemmed from Carter's Polish translator, Steven Seymour, a freelance linguist who was hired by the State Department for $150 a day. Although an accomplished and respected translator of written Polish, Seymour turned out to be less-than-apt with the spoken word. During his speech, Carter said he'd come to learn about the Polish people's desires for the future—meaning their political and economic desires. During the translation, however, Seymour suggested the president was instead interested in the Poles' carnal lusts. Oops!

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Jun 4, 2021 12:50:57   #
KoniOmegaflex Loc: Central KY
 
DirtFarmer wrote:
Translation is an opportunity for mirth in lots of ways.

An early translation program took "The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak" and transmogrified it to "The whiskey is good but the meat has gone bad".


Then there was a Russian translation of "out of sight, out of mind." It became blind and insane.

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Jun 4, 2021 13:18:18   #
srg
 
DirtFarmer wrote:
Translation is an opportunity for mirth in lots of ways.

An early translation program took "The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak" and transmogrified it to "The whiskey is good but the meat has gone bad".


Lol

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Jun 4, 2021 13:18:40   #
BBurns Loc: South Bay, California
 
dpfoto wrote:
Ah-Sooooo... You need lead the retters in the words, then you get it light.
But, first, you must install " 4 Penright Battlies!"

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Jun 4, 2021 18:06:05   #
TheShoe Loc: Lacey, WA
 
Dannj wrote:
The really “funny” part is that a lot of people will see nothing wrong with this😳


Not funny, pathetic.

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Jun 10, 2021 20:06:56   #
jimward Loc: Perth, Western Australia
 
KoniOmegaflex wrote:
Then there was a Russian translation of "out of sight, out of mind." It became blind and insane.


Hi, Koni What's the story behind the T11 in your avatar?

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