council estate gifts

21:07 Feb 13, 2018
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English to Farsi (Persian) translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc. / social classes
English term or phrase: council estate gifts
On the social networking site Facebook there is a facility where you can send ‘council estate gifts’ to your friends. The most popular council estate gift is an image of a group of young people in sportswear titled ‘mob of chav scum’: 824,000 people have sent this ‘gift’ to their friends on the site, and this is followed by images such as ‘a pissstained phone box’, and a ‘rundown community centre’.
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5هدایای خانه‌های شهرداری
Zeynab Tajik
4کادوهای خانه سازمانی
Ehsan Kiani
3کادو‌های مناسب خانه پوشالی
Amir Arzani


  

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هدایای خانه‌های شهرداری


Explanation:
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Zeynab Tajik
Iran
Local time: 13:49
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کادو‌های مناسب خانه پوشالی


Explanation:
From what I read on the internet and Wikipedia this can be considered a trolling act by the community as social commentary on the horrible state, both socially and environmentally, which the council estates/houses are in. The "gift" is most likely a sarcastic reference to the common people e.g. the chav scum and objects e.g. pisstained phone box found there.
Unfortunately, the Facebook app that was used back then does not seem to operate currently but there is a clone of it which I've put in the reference section.
Regarding my suggested equivalence, I went for something closer to Farsi but you could translate it word for word and then insert a footnote explaining it since this is an excerpt from a book.


    Reference: http://www.socialappbuilder.com/gfba2/a/86942/7/default.aspx
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_housing_in_the_United_Kingdom#Council_housing_estates
Amir Arzani
Iran
Local time: 13:49
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کادوهای خانه سازمانی


Explanation:
council estate is an area in a town or city with streets of council houses (=built, maintained, or operated by a local governing agency)

در فیسبوک، کادو فرستادن یکی از رسم‌های دوستی آدم‌ها با همدیگر است. البته این کادوها مجازی‌اند و بیشتر هم طنز. مطلب شما که به نقد تصویری که از خانه‌های سازمانی و دولتی در رسانه‌ها پرداخته ناظر به همین جنبه‌ی تمسخرآمیز کادوهای فیسبوکی است.

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Note added at 2 days 12 hrs (2018-02-16 09:35:28 GMT)
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یعنی در فیسبوک هم، علاوه بر آنچه از فیلمها و سریال‌ها و روزنامه‌های بریتانیا آمده، خانه‌های سازمانی و دولتی به این شکل مسخره شده‌اند.

Ehsan Kiani
Iran
Local time: 13:49
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