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Humorous errors in R>E machine translation of technical terms
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GaryG  Identity Verified
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Aug 12, 2005

From the late Art Salemme:

(I'll do this all in the same font):

kondensatsiya > horsedensatsiya (from kon')

protochnoy > foraccurate (pro + tochnoy)

and the ever-popular Greek island of Antikythera,
which was translated into "antiwhaleparadise"!


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Jack Doughty  Identity Verified
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TASS English used to produce this sort of thing occasionally Aug 12, 2005

For example: ribonucleic acid (RNA) came out as fishnucleinic acid (fish from рыба, and nucleinic because it is нуклеиновая кислота in Russian).

As for place names, Soviet television news illustrated the US invasion of Grenada in the Caribbean with a map of Spain showing Granada.



[Edited at 2005-08-12 16:12]


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Nikolai Muraviev  Identity Verified
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... Aug 13, 2005

Даже не верится...

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GaryG  Identity Verified
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Еще один "перл" Nov 20, 2009

Институт Каучуконосов, "Institute of Rubber Noses"

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Andrej  Identity Verified
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... Nov 20, 2009

GaryG wrote:

Институт Каучуконосов, "Institute of Rubber Noses"




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boostrer  Identity Verified
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Предлагаю продолжить ряд переводов Nov 20, 2009

Я когда-то давно начинал ветку смешных переводов с английского на английский и с русского на русский. Тогда это не прижилось, но, видно, интерес все же есть. Спасибо GaryG за забавные примеры. Может быть, стоит продолжить?

В той ветке я предлагал такие, например, переводы
Rite Aid - Funerary Association
Demonstration - Anti-monster Initiative
и еще что-то.

Теперь вот резиновые носы и уплотнение коней от Гари и рыбоядерная кислота от Джека.

Предлагаю продолжить!


[Edited at 2009-11-20 12:56 GMT]


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