Discussion about Mini-contest 2012: "Yogi Berra Quotes" in English to Danish - Entry #11354

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Tina Colquhoun  Identity Verified
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Danish to English
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Leksikon? Nov 23, 2012

I'm not sure I understand the reasoning for using 'leksikon' as a translation for 'encyclopedia' in sentence no. 7...

 

564354352 (X)  Identity Verified
Denmark
Local time: 18:58
Danish to English
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Couldn't think of anything else Nov 26, 2012

Hi Tina
I wasn't particularly happy with that sentence either. The direct translation of 'encyclopedia' doesn't have the funny pun of the American quote, where it sounds like 'encyclopedia' could be some kind of bike. However, it was the best I could come up with, and I just hoped that the sentence as a whole would convey that Yogi Berra had no clue what an encyclopedia is, along with the hint that his schooling was maybe not all that it could have been.
Gitte


 

ExScientiaVera
Faroe Islands
Local time: 17:58
Danish to English
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A gem of a translation Nov 26, 2012

Loved this gem.
Jeg ville give min højre arm for at kunne bruge begge hænder samtidigt.
I use this translation myself when I am in a bar. Always get a weird stare, then a few laughs.


 

Christine Andersen  Identity Verified
Denmark
Local time: 18:58
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Danish to English
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Love it! Aug 14, 2015

I usually stay away from this contest, and stumbled on it years later when looking for something else...

Definitely to be printed out, with names, for my collection of Danish 'proverbs'...

Thanks, Gitte!


 


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