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Moo Means Moo

I would never have guessed that without the aside.

Quotation MarksTranslating anything can be formidable, but witty dialog, colloquialisms and idioms are especially tricky. The spouse-unit, who has a Masters’ degree in German, can attest to the complexity of employing connotation versus denotation. The subtitle translations included here are nowhere near that subtle, or even lucid, for that matter. We must, of course, be charitable, and recognize that English is probably not their native language. And heck, they are doing a better job than I can, as I am functionally illiterate in all languages other than English. (We can debate my English literacy level later.) We can giggle (or guffaw, as the case may be) to ourselves, but we can overlook their (Dare I say it?) superfluity of, albeit unintentional, foe paws. (Uh, faux pas?)

The captioning blunders, however, are a different matter. After all, closed-captioning® is for the hearing-impaired, not by the hearing-impaired, the implication being, closed-caption-ers can indeed hear, and are captioning in their native language. Needless to say (though I shall anyway), they haven’t much in the way of an excuse, and yet they provide no shortage of giggles themselves. And thank goodness for that, as they can now (hopefully) provide all you working serfs out there a much-needed giggle. Enjoy!

—AdL

Silly Subtitles

Manly Dedication

Defending her honor, picking weeds and other yard work, or rearranging the furniture for the fourth time?

“I threat you! I challenge you meet me on the roof tonight for a duet!”

“A normal person wouldn’t steal pituitaries.”

“I got knife scars more than the number of your leg’s hair!”

Afro Nun

Would an Afro show underneath a wimple and veil? Never, never throw away common sense that it far too uncommon!

“Greetings, large black person. Let us not forget to form a team up together and go into the country to inflict the pain of our karate feats on some butt of the giant lizard person.”

“Yah-hah, evil spider woman! I have captured you by the short rabbits and can now deliver you violently to your doctor for a thorough extermination.”

“This will be of fine service for you, you bag of the scum. I am sure you will not mind that I remove your toenails and leave them out on the dessert floor for ants to eat.”

Presbyterian Anakin

I never realized how religious he was. I don’t believe, however, that God approves of the dark side.

“Excuse us to destroy this wonderful moment with a typesetted comment, it’s just too ‘:3′.”

“It’s called [whatever she just said]”

“Meow meow meow…” with a flock of birds!

Lyrics were, “I want to…I want to…I want to take you hiiiiigher…”, the Japanese subtitling read, “A motor…a motor….a motorcycle, Hooooonda.”

Silly Closed-Captions

Toilet Paper

WTMI – Way Too Much Information!

Rabid Tourists

Granted, tourists can be irritating, but they are not that bad.

Wet and Winnie

Pooh Bears falling from the sky?

Pig Suede

Piglet, too? Noooo.

Controlled Burning

Is that who has been starting all those fires?

Diminishing Guerillas

Thank You, God, for that!

Written on August 24th, 2011 , Just for Fun, Mid-Week Giggle

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