Off topic: Mawaxation and other Wine Spanglish Terms
Thread poster: Warren EDWARDES

United Kingdom
Spanish to English
May 9, 2012

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I have seen a number of mistakes made by Spanish wineries in their English language texts.

Here is my blogpost that might be amusing and/or helpful

Mawaxation and other Wine Spanglish Terms


Warren Edwardes


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Local time: 20:03
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Made my day May 10, 2012

Thanks for that, it really cheered me up. Pay peanuts, get a monkey with Google.

I'm particularly enjoying the naughtily-worded link I can't mention here.

[Edited at 2012-05-10 07:38 GMT]

[Edited at 2012-05-10 07:38 GMT]


United Kingdom
Spanish to English
Naughtily worded link May 10, 2012

Glad you liked my blogpost.

The link is a very amusing, albeit naughtily named, site.

How do translators cope with naughty words which are much more common in Spanish than in English even in polite circles.

[Edited at 2012-05-10 09:28 GMT]


Mailand  Identity Verified
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Not only the Italians then ... May 10, 2012

it´s good to know that it´s not only the Italian winemakers "manhandling" other languagesicon_wink.gif


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