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Debbie Dunkley

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Awful translations in manuals.
« on: July 09, 2018, 06:57:43 pm »

I had to share this. It was posted on my local 'Next-door' neighborhood website. It is an excerpt from the manual that came with an e collar dog security system and is probably the funniest bad translation I think I've ever seen....

Does anyone else have some examples??


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Re: Awful translations in manuals.
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2018, 07:03:01 pm »

Then there was the Yamaha CP 70 manual from the 80s that said that one should F*** the leg into the socket.


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Re: Awful translations in manuals.
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2018, 07:32:11 pm »

I had to share this. It was posted on my local 'Next-door' neighborhood website. It is an excerpt from the manual that came with an e collar dog security system and is probably the funniest bad translation I think I've ever seen....

Does anyone else have some examples??

Wait, people use Nextdoor for something other then bitching about their neighbors?
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Re: Awful translations in manuals.
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2018, 07:44:15 pm »

Wait, people use Nextdoor for something other then bitching about their neighbors?

Ha ha... yeah -mine is pretty friendly really. Lots of folks asking for recommendations for contractors, lost dog announcements, furniture for sale and that kind of thing.
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Re: Awful translations in manuals.
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2018, 08:40:41 pm »

Does anyone else have some examples??

How much time do you have?  http://www.engrish.com/
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Debbie Dunkley

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Re: Awful translations in manuals.
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2018, 09:39:28 pm »

How much time do you have?  http://www.engrish.com/

OMG... this is so funny. I just read the first dozen pages and laughed so hard at this.
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Re: Awful translations in manuals.
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2018, 10:02:50 pm »

OMG... this is so funny. I just read the first dozen pages and laughed so hard at this.

I couldn't get past Dog-Wiz!

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Re: Awful translations in manuals.
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2018, 09:37:50 am »

All,,

I bought some cheap, plastic blinds at Wally World once and the manual said:  "find center of exactness on window and proceed to uninstall for custom fit". Still makes us laugh.

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Re: Awful translations in manuals.
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2018, 03:24:59 pm »

In the owner's manual for one of the first Roland Guitar Synth controllers, circa 1983 or so, (GR100?) they had settings examples for sounds of different artists.  One of these was for Steve Lukather... however, they spelled it "Steve Lucassar".
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Re: Awful translations in manuals.
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2018, 04:01:08 am »

From my "cool stuff to save' shelf, a cassette deck motor from the '70's:
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