The second annual Jelly Donut Awards recap the top 5 translation errors of 2010

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Sara Carboni  Identity Verified
Local time: 23:59
French to Italian
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Nice article Dec 29, 2010

I really enjoyed it!
It should remind everybody of the importance of a proper translation...


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MARK ROBERTSON
Local time: 22:59
Portuguese to English
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Sheepish Dec 29, 2010

My favorite translation howler is an attempted translation of the term "hydraulic ram", which came out as something like "water powered male sheep".

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Elías Sauza  Identity Verified
Mexico
Local time: 16:59
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English to Spanish
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Extreme translation Dec 31, 2010

Today, my wife and I decided to replace the kitchen microwave oven with a larger one. The few functions have been translated into Spanish (from English, I can tell). Whenever a cooking or heating function period expires, the display shows the word "EXTREMO." This doesn't mean anything else but that somebody took an English-Spanish dictionary and used one of the choices for "End."

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