Urbi & fourbi

15:38 Dec 6, 2012
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French to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Games / Video Games / Gaming / Casino / Review article
French term or phrase: Urbi & fourbi
Target: US English

I'm at a loss to find a snappy way of translating "Urbi & Fourbi", which is the title of a paragraph in an article I'm translating about a video game.
I'm not at liberty to give much more surrounding context, but the idea in the paragraph which follows it is that there's all and everything to be found in the game (this is positive, not pejorative).
It is of course a play on the Pope's famous "Urbi & Orbi", but there's no religious connotations in the text and I don't feel the need to keep a religious or Latin theme to the translation.

Thanks in advance for your help!
Catharine Cellier-Smart
Reunion
Local time: 12:24


Summary of answers provided
4Ode to Minutiae
MatthewLaSon
3 +1anything and everything
katsy
3All and everything
David Hollywood


Discussion entries: 8





  

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All and everything


Explanation:
given the restrictions involved ...

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Cunning and cute

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just throwing in ideas

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and reactions will help you :)

David Hollywood
Local time: 05:24
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anything and everything


Explanation:
as "fourbi" gives the idea of some kind of disorder (everything all piled in..).
Hope this suggestion does not sound pejorative!

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... I don't know if the city has to/could be referred to... if so "(the city) where anything can happen!" springs to mind.

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brainstorming:
all and sundry
one size fits all (for the fourbi)
melting pot (for the city)
Still on my idea that the city might be important I thought of "diver-city" (OK maybe not...)

katsy
Local time: 09:24
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Daryo: "fourbi" being a mess it's hard to see how you make it positive sounding- without more context (as to how "Urbi & fourbi" is supposed to relate to this game) this sounds fine.
4 hrs
  -> Thanks Daryo :-) Yes, frustrating without more context !
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395 days   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
Ode to Minutiae


Explanation:
Hello,

fourbi = minutiae (a game that has a ton of little trivial features - nothing left out!)

In keeping with a decree-sounding title..."Ode to Minutiae"


I hope this helps.

MatthewLaSon
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