Off topic: A Bit of Translation Humour
Thread poster: Paul Dixon

Paul Dixon  Identity Verified
Brazil
Local time: 06:47
Portuguese to English
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Jul 29, 2015

An American guy and a British guy are waiting for the lift:
- Amer: Are you waiting for the elevator?
- Brit: No, I'm waiting for the lift.
- Amer: Sir, it's "elevator".
- Brit: No, I'm sorry, sir, but it's "lift".
- Amer: No it's not, we in the US invented the "elevator".
- Brit: Sorry, but it's "lift" - we invented the language."


 

oxygen4u
Portugal
Local time: 08:47
English to Portuguese
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Gostei! Jul 29, 2015

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neilmac  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 09:47
Spanish to English
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Eleven... Jul 29, 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAz_UvnUeuU

 

NancyLynn
Canada
Local time: 03:47
Member (2002)
French to English
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Moderator of this forum
It's "bloke" Jul 30, 2015

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NancyLynn
Canada
Local time: 03:47
Member (2002)
French to English
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Moderator of this forum
Driving Jul 30, 2015

American: We drive on the right side of the road! (beaming)

Brit: Perhaps, but we drive on the correct side.


 

LegalTransform  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 03:47
Member (2002)
Spanish to English
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American vs UK English Jul 30, 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2etoo5tJ9g8&feature=youtu.be

 

Elizabeth Tamblin  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 08:47
Member (2012)
French to English
sorry Jul 30, 2015

I just removed this post - it was too silly

[Edited at 2015-07-31 09:40 GMT]


 

José Henrique Lamensdorf  Identity Verified
Brazil
Local time: 06:47
English to Portuguese
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This matches another one... Jul 30, 2015

... I saw on Facebook recently. Here is my recollection of it:

A woman at the checkout line in a supermarket was chatting on her cell phone using a strange language. As soon as she finished the call, a man behind her said, "Hey, miss. We are in America, so it would be more respectful if you spoke English."

The woman replied, "Mister, I was speaking Navajo with my mother. If you want all people speaking English as the local language, go to England!"


 

Elizabeth Tamblin  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 08:47
Member (2012)
French to English
sorry Jul 30, 2015

post removed

[Edited at 2015-07-31 09:40 GMT]


 


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