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Speaking English may be fatal

Speaking English may be fatal | Wit for and by Translators | Scoop.it
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Now that's a CAPTCHA!

Now that's a CAPTCHA! | Wit for and by Translators | Scoop.it

Just to prove you are a human...

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Not just humorous for translators, but for any Web users.

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6 things you should know before dating a translator

"Going out on a romantic date to an Italian restaurant? Prepare yourself. As professional translators, we will go through the menu at least a couple of times, making you think we’re looking for something delicious to eat, but in fact – the truth is a little bit …"

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Tan lines from typical summer activities

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Too true!

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Good, Cheap, and Fast Service

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Good, Cheap, and Fast Service
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Rather than funny, this is true.

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22 hilarious Chinese to English translation fails

22 hilarious Chinese to English translation fails | Wit for and by Translators | Scoop.it
I always find fails lists amusing, wether it's a logo fail list or like in this case a translation fails list.

Via Aurora Humarán, Ramon Somoza
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 One of the few sites of its kind that gives you the real translation too. 

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Another Sign Language Interpreter Spoof

Another Sign Language Interpreter Spoof | Wit for and by Translators | Scoop.it
When I am asked to interpret into sign language
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A good speech a day keeps the doctor away
Interpreters on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

 

 

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Google Translate for Animals

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Introducing Google Translate for Animals, a new application that can help you communicate with your pet.


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Thomas Kis-Major's curator insight, December 10, 2013 9:16 PM

Are they serious? Next new app will translate your farts, so careful!

Black Phanter's curator insight, December 11, 2013 9:27 AM

LOL! This one is HOT!

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Poking Fun at Machine Translation

This is a film Matt made at the film festival in France. KINO OFF-COURTS TROUVILLE 2007 and BLAME SOCIETY PRODUCTIONS written and directed by MATT SLOAN base...
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Phonetic Translations | Know Your Meme

Phonetic Translations | Know Your Meme | Wit for and by Translators | Scoop.it
Phonetic Translation is the practice of transcribing foreign lyrics into another language by their proximity in phonetics, mainly for comedic effect.
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Obviously this is not how real translators do it :-)

Don't miss "Sit and Fart in my Duck"!

 

 

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Sometimes I pretend to be normal, but it gets boring so I go back to being a translator

Sometimes I pretend to be normal, but it gets boring so I go back to being a translator | Wit for and by Translators | Scoop.it
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A weekend in the life of a freelance translator

A weekend in the life of a freelance translator | Wit for and by Translators | Scoop.it
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Happy Interpreters

"To dispel the tower of Babel and other clichés about us we thought that this holiday season we would show you what we really do and what we are really like."

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10 Food Packaging Translation Fails

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10 Hilarious Food Packing Translation Fails. Guaranteed to make you smile these food packing translations are (as far as we can tell) genuine products on shelf waiting to jump into your shopping basket. Enjoy!

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Thomas Kis-Major's curator insight, February 28, 2014 6:37 PM

More week end fun - for us. Not for the perpetrators.

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Translator - Dictionary of Useless Definitions

Translator - Dictionary of Useless Definitions | Wit for and by Translators | Scoop.it
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"The The Impotence of Proofreading," by Taylor Mali

Performed at the very first Page Meets Stage pairing at the Bowery Poetry Club on November 12, 2005
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Translagra

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"Blue pill for translators
Add extra power to your translations! Boost your word and character count effortlessly! Bill more!
Compatible with all major formats: MS Word, PDF, etc.
Download the demo now!"

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Internationalization and Localization Mistakes

Internationalization and Localization Mistakes | Wit for and by Translators | Scoop.it
Here is a list of incorrect translations that are great embarassments to the marketing departments that allegedly created them.
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