If They Think That’s Bad

…Some movie companies are dropping efforts to save money by outsourcing the job of writing subtitles for English-speaking films shown in foreign-language countries, and vice-versa, according to the London Times. Dialogue was lost in translation. “Jim is a Vietnam Vet” became “Jim is a veterinarian from Vietnam,” according to the paper, and “She died in a freak rugby accident” became “She died in a ruby match for people with deformities.”

…they ought to spend a little time in Japan and see what kind of English gets printed on…oh…say beach towels, for instance.

5 Responses to “If They Think That’s Bad”

  1. Nightfly says:

    The Presbyterian Church like enjoys you not.

  2. Mr. Bingley says:

    ‘Fly, that is a goof!

  3. Nightfly says:

    “Goof” as in “funny site” or “you botched the link”?
    I actually have the “Enjoys you not” screenshot saved as wallpaper, right up there with your classic “Die the primitive way” post.

  4. Mr. Bingley says:

    No, you actually got the link right! 😉
    Very funny stuff. Of course, as a Presbyterian, we are not amused that our secret is out…

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