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  1. One of my favorite models of Funny Fridays so far has been the subtitling edition. So many weird stuff about. I don't know how these people got to write these things, but they somehow were published just like they are. And we are here to examine them! For the visually impaired I'm starting to question this... Maybe they wrote it so Google's Voice can read it? Now, this is truly informative. Subtitles implying awkwardness. That's journalistic accuracy for you. She is Zooey Deschanel, for your information. That does not sound right. Making movies even funnier than they ever would have managed to be. Credits to BuzzFeed for putting them all together. More on another Friday! Cheers!
  2. Some time ago we made our first Funny Friday based on "bad lip reading", and I figured it has been a while and we could have so more laughs with proper captioning. Without further ado, grab your popcorn and watch these fine gentleman of the NFL in action. Remember to activate the CAPTIONS. Hope you liked it! Have a great weekend!
  3. We're back with more amusing engrishial excerpts for your weekend! Make sure to show it to everyone else! Have you ever held PURE LIFE in your hands before? I bet you hadn't!! That's when you know you're living the addiction! The mini version of the big bar of ALMOND chocolate. Did you get that noted? Make sure you never go for the drinks. They even have a lovely and inviting illustration at the front. Marketing done right. The engrish caption reads: When I think about this Engrish in my own way, I need psychiatric help. Please don't smork, or you'll be invited to leave. It was never so easy to pick a home for your Woody. From Toy Story. Have a great weekend, everyone!
  4. The time has come for what I believe to be the funniest kind of Funny Fridays: subtitle horror. I wonder how they got to such values. These people have no other way of referencing old ladies? Who wouldn't want to name their child "phrase whore"? Those guys look like really unhappy prisoners. We should burn every green thing on Earth!! Gods. They could not have picked a worst time for that. That's why he's standing there, thinking about it. Mutated cats. That's the answer. That's how the galaxy is positioned. Sith at the west, Jedi at the east, scratching each other's back. They are looking after the rights of the people the firemen had to deal with. Thanks for joining us.
  5. Hey guys, it's that time of the week again. I'm back to our roots as we take a look at more interesting messages from the Engrish.com portal. Who else likes to sniff fruits here? It has come a time in technological development where you can get whatever feeling you want from tissue paper. Natural, trending or even traditional feelings. Recyclable paper: you can use it up to five new generations. Found on a paper cup in Japan. Become a superhero! It reads: ‘The earth consists of the the water of 130, 000, 000 cubic km. Then you and I live having 65% of water. We are living with the earth after all. Nomadic Inc.’ Take a look, take a look! Relive the relief, relief the refri, refill the refrigenous, relief the reflief. Lots, and lots, of paper. Green paper. Money paper. Much rich life. Hoxy. I'm not commenting on that. ^^ Filled with starch, just for you! See you soon! Have a great weekend.
  6. Without further ado, here's the continuation of that fun-inducing list from last week. Que? Famous painter goes troll Supernatural Yawn Faithful Captions When You Don't Speak Jive Netflix Subtitles Sure Can Be Specific Paying Homage I wonder who they target with those captions... The Sound of Nature You can paint this in your living room! As a continuation from the previous part: From Ranker, by Nathan Davidson. Remember to send me your suggestions!
  7. You know, subtitling and closed captions in general are a serious business. When people specialized on that fail the results can be a little bit disastrous. Disastrously comic. Supernatural Subtitles Rat-tat-at-tat "It's for real, yo!" While You Stare in English Pee Hee! Netflix Speaks the Truth Wet and Wild Mustache is the New Black Food For Thought Law & Order Theme Subtitled From Ranker, by Nathan Davidson. More next week!
  8. Funny Friday the 2nd

    Funny Friday the 2nd (of March) Momma always told me to not to beashamed when I had a ‘Pocket Wetty’. Taken from a bakery bag. Caption as follows: ‘Our little friend ‘Tomte’ use magical secret-power fro delicious BREAD that, Well enjoy in next morning. Children who living in NORTHERN EUROPE tell us secret that just baken BREAD. YES ……….TOMTE’s secret. HOKUO as. BREAD country SAPPORO is very similar with TOMTE’s land.’ (NOTE: Tomte is the name for Santa Claus in Sweden. I know this because countless Swedish people have written in to tell me. Others from Norway insist that Tomte is an elf or gnome. Finally, the Finnish insist that ‘Tomte’ is more like Santa’s little helper. Thanks guys.) Not to be utilized on the eyes. For the life of me, I cannot figure out how to enjoy these wafers… The text really does end with “for…” ‘Post Water’ – bringing you to a new level of existence. Copyright, anyone? (Taken from a manila envelope package) All images from engrish.com. In italics are the original descriptions.
  9. Brought by Arika Okrent on Mental Floss, we have a small list of translations that ended up in tragedy. Some more than others. However complicated the results might be, it's also a bit funny to imagine how much a small mistake in a translation can cause issues. I ended up omitting the first one because it was genuinely tragic, but you can still read it in the original. Have a great weekend, friends!
  10. I've got an awesome collection of interesting pictures to show you people today. They were all brought by Lonely Planet. A few of them are not quite about translations (well, it depends how you look at it), but are still quite funny. Text in italics came from the source. Oh great, now every restaurant owner has to advertise this in their place, lest they get left behind by the competition... Lunch in China….are you feeling lucky? Sweet! Really? At the lift??? This is my favorite one xD You're free to have your luggage taken for you! Forever! I guess that's for compensating the roasted husband from the other day. Don't worry, the smell does not influence the taste. Too much. Maybe we are talking about lion orphans? Hah, the wretched grass. So cute, yet so pathetic at the same time. Use their makeup to let the world know. That's right. Don't touch them, but also do not depend on them. Some restaurants gets you pregnant, others gets you herpes. That's hard leather for you. If you've heard of zumba you've certainly heard about the fish dance. Apparently you can smoke dogs in some countries! :O Like in the wooded land. Mistranslation there. I mean, you comb your hair, why not the rest of your beautiful body? Have a nice weekend, everyone!
  11. I've found this interesting website that is aptly named funtranslations.com, and I think it's easier to showcase it than to explain it. In the website you'll find numerous translation APIs for multiple... languages. Here's an example: Original Phrase: Bless me nimble and call me a parrot, for I have crossed the 9 seas and the narrow passage of Dunnvalley, fought the Whitney whale and slept under the cold touch of the night's sky! Star Wars Yoda Pirate Minions Game of Thrones Dothraki Lord of the Rings Tengwar Star Wars Jar-Jar Star Trek Vulcan Internet Hacker LOLcat Braille Yeah, besides just cute translations you can also perform some useful transformations, such as Sign Language, Braille, Morse code, Punch Card, and Paper Tape. I just can't attest to their accuracy. And to part it off... / Up with a headache and swollen tongue, \ \ I woke! The dark side I sense in you! / ---------------------------------------- \ \ ____ _.' : `._ .-.'`. ; .'`.-. __ / : ___ ; /___ ; __ ,'_ ""--.:__;".-.";: :".-.":__;.--"" _`, :' `.t""--.. '<@.`;_ ',@>` ..--""j.' `; `:-.._J '-.-'L__ `-- ' L_..-;' "-.__ ; .-" "-. : __.-" L ' /.------. ' J "-. "--" .-" __.l"-:_JL_;-";.__ .-j/'.; ;"""" / .'"-. .' /:`. "-.: .-" .'; `. .-" / ; "-. "-..-" .-" : "-. .+"-. : : "-.__.-" ;-._ ; `.; ; : : "+. ; : ; ; ; : ; : : ; : ; : ;: ; : : ; : ; : ; / :: ; ; : ; : ; : ;: : : ; : ; : : ; : ; ; : ; : ; ; ; ; : `."-; : ; : ; / ; ; -: ; : ; : .-" : : : ; : .-" : ;`. ; : ;.'_..-- / ; : "-. "-: ; :/." .' : : ;/ __ : .-`. /t-"" ":-+. : `. .-" `l __/ /`. : ; ; ; .-" .-"-.-" .' .'j / ;/ / .-" /. .'.' ;_:' ; :-""-.`./-.' / `.___.' `t ._ / "-.t-._:' Check out their website!
  12. On today's Funny Friday I'm giving you a collection of purposefully Engrish t-shirts and signs created to pay homage to the tropes. All images are representatives of actual products in the Engrish.com Store website. Their motto is aptly to "Have fun with", and not "make fun of", which I believe is quite adequately represented, and aligned with out Funny Fridays. You can click the images to check out the products themselves if you want to. In other news, I thought it would be of interest to note that the Chinese government has issued guidelines for signs in public places. Brought by: @Virginia Monti Have a nice weekend!
  13. Hey everyone, it's that time of the week again! Engrish.com has plenty more stories to show us, and I'm here to bring them for ya! Commentaries in italic come from Engrish.com itself. Reads: "The sentimental taste is cozy for the heroines in the town." Talk about a defined target demographic… Gum for people of all extremes… Have you heard about the Mother Flocker? A very funny pun from Flock. Gamer stuff, you know. For those who can take it in the jaw… That's how you know you are the jock of the turn! -- Ice Mints! Attention: Not to be served on commercial flights! Like in the Matrix. Filled with wholesome ingredients(chunk, chunk and more chunk). When I was small, I had a Little Pocky… Now I have a Men’s Pocky! ‘Nippless’ – for those most embarrasing moments(such as T-shirt time). Photo of inside package – basically band-aids for the bust. And here was you thinking that would make your hair look shiny. I had more laughs this time around.
  14. In my eternal perusal for articles of interest in the internet for you people, I found this very interesting website with an extensive wall of funny "Engrish" examples found throughout the entire world. Just be careful not to see them all, for I'd like to bring you new ones from time to time. All images and commentaries come from Engrish.com. This is the "product" edition of Funny Friday's Engrish. Let me know if you'd like to know where and when those images were first found, according to Engrish.com Hey, look what comes in the Collon package! The best rot that nature has to offer. - That actually came from me, heh. If you can find a more comfortable notebook, then you have graduated from College. Booing gum – with the patented ‘super brain panic’ effect. ‘Sweet Sweetie’ – for those who can’t get off on just ‘Sweetie’ Can I offer you a creamy ball? Shock your mouth with Slash! Refreshment water from Mr. Pocari himself…
  15. I've recently found this amazing wiki website called TVTropes, and they have all sorts of great references (from medias other than television as well), and they have a nice collection of tropes from games. Their definition of trope, by the way: In a wiki page called "Good Bad Translations" they give us various examples of poor translations that had funny outcomes, often became memes, or strong references for the players and developers involved. Samurai Shodown - Apparently, the title was made like that on purpose to reference another title. Still, it looks bad. TVTropes has a vortex of inner links that will drag you further than YouTube's recommended videos. Quite a few interesting things to read!
  16. On the first Funny Friday of the year I'm bringing you something you probably would not expect in a few decades of translation news. When I was exploring how content creators decide what to do on their videos I had an idea: to take a few cutscenes from a movie, or a video game, or whatever, and subtitle it (or dub it) with something similar but entirely nonsensical. Then I recently came to know this amazing channel on YouTube which does exactly that. They are called Bad Lip Reading, and they are very creative. In homage to the new and terrible Star Wars movie, here's a sample: Do you know why Han never trusts birds? Yoda taught him.
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