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English translation: Chilling fillings in fresh-sliced dread

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11:02 Mar 22, 2001
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
Spanish term or phrase: PUN FUN: emparedado
"EL TERROR EMPAREDADO" announces the sandwich section of a thematic restaurant's menu. The whole restaurant idea is based on horror films. so it's slogan runs "COMERAS DE MIEDO" (which I have rendered, failing better, as YOU'LL EAT DREADFULLY WELL). How do I "emparedar" the Edgar Allan Poe concept without losing the SANDWICH?

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Parrot
Spain
Local time: 20:37
English translation:Chilling fillings in fresh-sliced dread
Explanation:
... or something along those lines. Enough to make the customers smile or groan (at least the first time they see the menu) without putting them off their food.
This reminds me of an ancient joke so corny it should probably be kept entombed:
"Have you seen the man-eating lions?"
"No, but I've seen the man eating sandwiches."

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Robert Dillon
Mexico
Local time: 13:37
Grading comment
I think I have to settle for this one BUT I LOVE YOU ALL! You're the coolest colleagues in the globalized planet.
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Summary of answers provided
naChilling fillings in fresh-sliced dread
Robert Dillon
naThe sandwitched nightmarexxxPaul Roige
na"Terrific coffin" (stuffed with...)Gabriela Tenenbaum
naterrorific treats/sandwiches
Davorka Grgic
nasandwiched terror
Cynthia Brals-Rud
naterrorific cloistered sandwichxxxtrans4u
nasandwich tomb
Elisa Capelão


  

Answers


30 mins
sandwich tomb


Explanation:
well, this is not easy indeed...

some other ideas for the "comeras de miedo" although I like yours too

Eat horrorbly well...
Eat terrorbly well...


will give it some more though later when I have a little more time...


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Elisa Capelão
Local time: 19:37
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in pair: 172

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32 mins
sandwiched terror


Explanation:
Loved your challenge!

To back up my 'sandwiched', I checked some references:

Weisman Art Museum: Art Sandwiched In
The Weisman Art Museum Education Department. Art Sandwiched
In. Designed for University ...
hudson.acad.umn.edu/education/ed_sand.html - 2k - In cache - Gelijkwaardige pagina's


Sandwiched Generation -Portland State University
Dual-Earner Couples in the Sandwiched Generation. Project
summary Project summary Project staff ...
www.upa.pdx.edu/IOA/SG/ - 3k - In cache - Gelijkwaardige pagina's


Sandwiched Generation -Portland State University
Dual-Earner Couples in the Sandwiched Generation. Under construction
www.upa.pdx.edu/IOA/SG/staff.html - 2k - In cache - Gelijkwaardige pagina's
[ Meer resultaten van www.upa.pdx.edu ]


FCA: Resource Center: Work/Eldercare: Sandwiched In
... Sandwiched In. Your parents are aging and need your
help, and your children are not yet ...
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Are you Sandwiched and facing needs of children, elerly ...
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Sandwiched
"Do you like it gooey or hard?" I ask Allie. She says gooey, so
I put her cheese sandwich next to mine in the toaster oven. ...
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Reality Check -- Couple 'sandwiched' between elder care, kid ...
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Cynthia Brals-Rud
Local time: 20:37
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 76

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40 mins
terrorific cloistered sandwich


Explanation:
terrorific- a play on words meaning terrific.

emparedado-cloister,a sandwich, confinement.

cloistered-enclaustrado.

That's my terrible mind in action.

Bye


    Velazquez Spanish-English Dictionary.
xxxtrans4u
PRO pts in pair: 308

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57 mins
terrorific treats/sandwiches


Explanation:
I would use the adjective terrorific which means dead-good but also scary-terrific.The term is widely used in the commercials for books of terror. I got 819 Google hits for it.I quote some of them:

terrorific spasm
terrorific tale of good vs. evil
... vampire Vladimir Giurescu. 5 terrorific issues, backed up by Gary Gianni's Monstermen
story.
titanically terrorific tales
terrorific treats (about books)
terrorific giveaway
terrorific abyss
terrorific mimesis
terrorific entertainment
terrorific mood and atmosphere
terrorific teachers
terrorific castle
.
.
.
An interesting menu.

Good luck.

Davorka






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Davorka Grgic
Local time: 20:37
Native speaker of: Native in CroatianCroatian, Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 498

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Vesna Zivcic
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1 hr
"Terrific coffin" (stuffed with...)


Explanation:
what about a sandwich made with
"shroud(ed) ham and cheese" ??
Good Luck.
This is really fun, no work!
Regards

Gabriela Tenenbaum
Uruguay
Local time: 16:37
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 113

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2 hrs
Chilling fillings in fresh-sliced dread


Explanation:
... or something along those lines. Enough to make the customers smile or groan (at least the first time they see the menu) without putting them off their food.
This reminds me of an ancient joke so corny it should probably be kept entombed:
"Have you seen the man-eating lions?"
"No, but I've seen the man eating sandwiches."



Robert Dillon
Mexico
Local time: 13:37
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 65
Grading comment
I think I have to settle for this one BUT I LOVE YOU ALL! You're the coolest colleagues in the globalized planet.

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2 hrs
The sandwitched nightmare


Explanation:
Hola. Ahí va otra (sí, con "t"). Y para "comerás de miedo": Shriek while you eat....grumph grumph aaaaaaaaaaaargh grumph grumph aaaaaaaargh (ha , I can see sandwiches flying in bits all over the restaurant, exorcist part 3 like...). Dreadfully yours :-=


    bar downstairs' waiter looks at me sideways...
xxxPaul Roige
Spain
Local time: 20:37
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in CatalanCatalan
PRO pts in pair: 442

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