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Fun Friday: Mistranslated Advertising #2

To see Mistranslated Advertising #1 click here I love Fridays!  As per tradition, I bring you the Fun Friday post where I find humor stemming from quirks in the English language and the joys of translation.  Today we have yet … Continue reading

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Fun Friday: Mistranslated Advertising

Today, we have a chance to laugh at the poor souls in marketing who weren’t quite thorough enough in their research before unleashing their slogans on the world – here are some of my favorites: Bacardi invested huge amounts of … Continue reading

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Friday Fun: Lost in Translation #2

These humorous signs were found around Eastern and Transcontinental Europe. Hotel, Yugoslavia: The flattening of underwear with pleasure is the job if the chambermaid. In the lobby of a Moscow hotel across from a Russian Orthodox monastery: You are welcome … Continue reading

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Friday Fun: Lost in Translation

These mistranslations come from Western Europe and are great examples of how a few misplaced or incorrect words can drastically change a sentence.  Enjoy! Cocktail lounge, Norway: LADIES ARE REQUESTED NOT TO HAVE CHILDREN IN THE BAR. Airline ticket office, … Continue reading

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