Off topic: Translation Humour
Thread poster: Paul Dixon

Paul Dixon  Identity Verified
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Portuguese to English
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Mar 17, 2011

Have a look at this snippet from YouTube:



Lingua 5B  Identity Verified
Bosnia and Herzegovina
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German to Serbian
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:D Mar 17, 2011

I guess this relates to proofreading (monolingual), I don't see a translation here.

Funny thoughicon_biggrin.gif


LEXpert  Identity Verified
United States
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Croatian to English
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The selection board's reaction... Mar 17, 2011

reminds me of my own when I was proofreading a translation in which the translator had rendered "prokurist" as "procurer".icon_biggrin.gif


Paul Dixon  Identity Verified
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Portuguese to English
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Proofreading x Translation Mar 18, 2011

To Lingua 5B: Yes, I suppose the best title would have been "Proofreading humour" rather than "Translation humour" but of course proofreading is an important part of our job as well.

One error that I have spotted in my own work (always in time fortunately) is "goof" instead of "good" as in "I do a goof job" - the D and the F are too close. Another tricky problem is "not" for "now".



Germaine  Identity Verified
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English to French
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Pavlov typing... Mar 20, 2011

As I worked for consulting engineers for 16 years, I typed zillion times a week the word "entrepreneur", to the point that any word beginning with "entre..." was inexorably receiving the "preneur-backspace/backspace/back..." before any other ending. This reflex continued for years after I had left the last firm.
Now that I have been working with lawyers for more than 15 years, I let you imagine my typing reflexes after godzillions "la présente", "aux présentes", "des présentes" and even more "thereof", "therein", "thereto", "therefor", "thereby", "thereafter"...


Tomás Cano Binder, BA, CT  Identity Verified
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English to Spanish
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Sexist ad? Mar 20, 2011

Sorry folks, but isn't this ad a bit sexist? I mean that the men are laughing at something which initially is not too funny, and the ad puts the woman in a reaction she would not have, to a situation that would never exist.


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