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Mental Floss: 9 Little Translation Mistakes That Caused Big Problems

Here's an interesting article that you all might like:

"The importance of good translation is most obvious when things go wrong. Here are nine examples from the book that show just how high-stakes the job of translation can be."


October 5, 2013


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We have a patron saint - Jerome? Who knew? (#6 in the link)

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I just read this author's book about constructed languages two or three weeks ago. She's a pretty cool, funny lady.


I saw a documentary about Truman and the dropping of the atomic bombs. And it mentioned another translation error/confusion where the ultimatum to end the war or face destruction was rejected strongly by the Japanese according to one translator but another said it could mean they were open to negotiations.


Interesting article. Thanks for posting


I always wondered why Valentine's day in Japan was so weird.

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