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You know how you can usually blast through poor translations and still get the gist? I have no idea what these two underlined statements mean.
March 19, 2013 in Miscellaneous Mockery | Permalink
Chinglish? I once had an article submitted to an American Journal come back to me edited by someone whose first language was clearly not English. All the prepositions were changed. Hmm.
March 19, 2013 at 05:23 AM
5.b. - It starts making a strange noise.
I'm not sure of the first one. Maybe it means to reverse the steps to reassemble after you "make the body separated"?
March 19, 2013 at 07:45 AM
Those were the 2 lines that had you stumped, hmm?
I love Engrish.
March 19, 2013 at 09:52 AM
WTF? I think I'd be afraid to use anything that had such poorly translated instructions.
Amy in StL |
March 19, 2013 at 01:02 PM
Arlene - What did you do? That must have been awkward.
~~Silk - So, unmake the body separated then turn -30 degrees? That does actually make sense.
Candy - What I love is that the lines about electricity are perfect.
Amy in StL - It didn't inspire confidence.
March 20, 2013 at 12:38 AM
engrish!!! so awesome!!
Mrs. Hall |
March 21, 2013 at 11:34 AM
Mrs Hall - I honestly can't tell what the writer's original languge is.
March 22, 2013 at 01:57 AM
I would guess that the original language is something Oriental based on the words that are left out. Also, I'd guess that "contrary" is simply an incorrectly translated word. Maybe something about lists in that language translates like "arguments", and it all went pear-shaped from there.
March 22, 2013 at 09:42 AM
Tami - yep. Made in china. Written in Chinese, originally, I guess.
March 23, 2013 at 02:44 PM
Friday my Chilean foreign exchange student and I made empanadas from a recipe written in Spanish. We almost had a fire incident. Her biggest concern was making sure we had exactly 15 ping pong sized balls of dough. She suggest we put jam in some of them, which made sense to me. Like a pie. She was quite horrified when I brought out the strawberry jam. So I suggested lingonberry. No, no, no! She wanted HAM.
March 24, 2013 at 09:17 AM
Wendy - you sponsor a foreign exchange student? That is so cool. Jam empanadas do not sound cool.
March 24, 2013 at 10:52 PM
I've had sweet empanadas. They're fine, like biscuits are fine in strawberry short cake.
March 25, 2013 at 12:12 PM
Tami - You say that to someone who currently has the twinkie cakes ready to fill with the sliced strawberries. I opted for the chocolate pound cake today though, and let the twinkie cakes sit.
March 27, 2013 at 12:29 AM
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