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

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Sara Carboni  Identity Verified
Local time: 16:16
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...


 

MARK ROBERTSON
Local time: 15:16
Member (2010)
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".

 

Elías Sauza  Identity Verified
Mexico
Local time: 09:16
Member (2002)
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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