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LegalTransform  Identity Verified
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Aug 21, 2009

http://shop.cafepress.com/translator

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Marjolein Verhulsdonck-Roest
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A bit strange, though, Aug 21, 2009

to try and sell stuff with blatant translation mistakes in it to translators:
http://shop.cafepress.co.uk/design/14123742
(for those among you who speak Dutch)


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Natalie  Identity Verified
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The Russian 'gifts' Aug 21, 2009

are mostly disgusting.

This does not seem to be a resource that should be advertised at all, the more so among translators.


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Joan Berglund  Identity Verified
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I think the mistakes are supposed to be the joke Aug 21, 2009

At least in the English, I can't speak for the Dutch. Actually I think the Latin and Engrish ones are kind of cute. And can somebody please remind me of the origin of "my hovercraft is full of eels"? I have been saying it for so many years now, I actually forget why.

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Przemysław Szkodziński  Identity Verified
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Echoing Joan Aug 22, 2009

The mistranslations are obviously meant as a joke - they even have a "Somebody set us up the bomb" t-shirt, and for ages untold the phrase's been a running gag amongst computer gamers and translators working in the field. I'd actually be tempted to buy one of 'em "All your base are belong to us" t-shirts.

[Edited at 2009-08-22 02:56 GMT]


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Katalin Horváth McClure  Identity Verified
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To Joan: Monty Python Aug 22, 2009

Joan Berglund wrote:

At least in the English, I can't speak for the Dutch. Actually I think the Latin and Engrish ones are kind of cute. And can somebody please remind me of the origin of "my hovercraft is full of eels"? I have been saying it for so many years now, I actually forget why.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dirty_Hungarian_Phrasebook


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Marjolein Verhulsdonck-Roest
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I don't think so Aug 22, 2009

the Dutch sentence on this shirt is just too weird. Straight MT. I can't vouch for the other languages, though, but the English and German seem OK.
Makes me wonder about all the other catchphrases in languages I don't master: I would definitely check with someone here on ProZ before being seen in one of those shirts!


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Jack Doughty  Identity Verified
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Dirty Hungarian Phrasebook Aug 23, 2009

Might as well add a link to the sketch itself.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6D1YI-41ao


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