Category:
Mistranslations

December 30, 2013

Ital-glish

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Some fractured or idiosyncratic English which I photographed this week in Italy.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Dec 30, 2013 - Comments (12)
Category: Signage, Europe, Mistranslations,

October 30, 2012

Les Franglaises







Explanation is here.

Posted By: Paul - Tue Oct 30, 2012 - Comments (5)
Category: Music, Europe, Mistranslations,

October 17, 2010

Tinkle Comic

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A most unfortunate choice of names for this Hindu comic.

Posted By: Paul - Sun Oct 17, 2010 - Comments (5)
Category: Comics, India, Mistranslations,

October 8, 2010

Funny Cut

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Last week I was in Hamburg, Germany, for a literary conference. I snapped this foto at the Dammtor train station.

I am not sure of the wisdom of getting one's hair styled at a place with this name.

Posted By: Paul - Fri Oct 08, 2010 - Comments (5)
Category: Hair Styling, Europe, Mistranslations,

March 21, 2010

And The Angels Sing—Japanese Style!





Something tells me the lovely and enthusiastic Japanese singer here has learned her lyrics phonetically--and I'm not sure they emerge as English.

Original Glenn Miller version included for purposes of comparison.

Posted By: Paul - Sun Mar 21, 2010 - Comments (3)
Category: Languages, Mistranslations, Music, Asia,

February 6, 2010

Google Translation

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I have a Google Alert keyed to my name, as most authors do. Imagine my surprise to find myself cited on a Taiwanese sci-fi fan page whose name Google chooses to translate thus. I hope the AMA does not find out I'm practicing cancer medicine without a license!

Click to enlarge image, if necessary!

Posted By: Paul - Sat Feb 06, 2010 - Comments (3)
Category: Asia, Mistranslations,

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