[Ads-l] Gained in mistranslation

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Thu Sep 28 00:29:02 EDT 2017


A friend sent me this link, knowing I'd enjoy the article.

Also relevant to this audience, "BWEE" isn't an acronym, it's their
interjection of joy or delight. I don't think I've encountered it elsewhere.

Mark

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Date: Sep 8, 2017 12:24 AM
Subject: this is beautiful


How translation errors rendered a shirt that means exactly the opposite of
what the creator meant for it to. BWEE.


Read till the end. It's mostly about Irish and only a little about US
politics/racism.

https://thegeekygaeilgeoir.wordpress.com/2017/09/06/even-rac
ists-got-the-blues/

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