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A wealth of humor in small things

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It's easy to laugh when you look around and realize how absurd many things are. The latest is the following, with a little background:

I lent a computer game of mine (really old) to a friend. Unfortunately, the game is sooo old that I no longer have the instructions. We ended up finding them online ... in French! So, of course, we ran a translator program over it. This is what came out the other end:

Nothing to announce. Play of tactic to the turn by turn, UFO has still what to allure followers. Your mission: to protect planet from an extraterrestrial invasion, only that. Equip your men-at-arms and equipment produced by your scientists and engineers then deploy your guy vis-a-vis the aliens. Help of hostages, interception of aircraft, infiltration of bases: the missions are varied. "Hawkins Attention, has a small gray there with... Hawkins...Answer good blood... scritch... " The reproach: why one cannot play two? Sniff, that returns to me still today sad. In more recent competition never was too with the height: Incubation or W40K. It is necessary to go up in Jagged Alliance, and still the adversaries are insane at the point to be thrown under your shootings. My preference in solo always goes in UFO, his/her little brother.

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HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!

Thrown under shootings,
Mike

Said if I only could ...
-KB


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Oh, you should see when German lyrics are tossed into the translation grinder. It's best to actually know the mechanations of a language and translate it bit by bit, because translators on the 'net don't know grammar and don't know that certain words have dualities, so they can't pick the one that makes the most sense.

Yeesh, yr silly.

The loneliest words you'll ever know:
if only, if only it were so.

JS

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I love that translation. The reproach: read this guy vis-a-vis the thread.

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-KB

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I like the fact that there are the words scritch and sniff.

The loneliest words you'll ever know:
if only, if only it were so.

JS

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Me too! Answer me good blood!

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Very small things, apparently.

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Worth a smile Mikey, thanks.

~Titus

"They say that a hero can save us. I'm not gonna stand here and wait..."

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Glad someone else enjoyed th' weirdness.

No prob, Titus.

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*sings*

"Be Like Mike."
"I want to be like Mike."



Sincerely,
Titus

"They say that a hero can save us. I'm not gonna stand here and wait..."

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hehe....funny story, Mike! Just another case how things get lost in translation sometimes


From the title I thought you were talking about Toerag!
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Nope. Not yet, anyway.

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Funny how tweaked the world is, hm?
Sandra
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Most definitely. Though tweaks can be nice every once and again.

"I fall into your arms." -C

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ROFLMAO...I love translators, they always make me laugh.

~Beth

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never knowing what you'll find
still I want you all the time
yeah I do
'cause you get me
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It's a nice, honest laugh. Thanks, Beth.

"I fall into your arms."

 
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