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"Gorm chónaí ábhar" - Translation Fail!

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Friends,

This article appeared in my Facebook feed this morning about a comically unfortuate attempt to translate "Blue Lives Matter" into Irish, and I thought it might be of interest to the Duolingo Irish group:

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

Cheers!

1 year ago

3 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Scriobh

The article drew my attention to a rather sad story where a young black man shot and murdered two cops in Florida last month. BLM kept very quite about that I see.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SatharnPHL

Apparently the young black man was a Marine Corp veteran - did you read their statement about the incident?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Windsaw

Very interesting and quite funny I think! Excellent example how translations can totally fail and I love the irony at the end.

1 year ago