Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Lost in translation


I took this photo in the shop window of a shoe shop. In French, this sign says that men shoes are to be found on the first floor (more literally: Men showroom on the first floor). In English, as you can see, the meaning is slightly different... And trust me, I checked, nobody was performing on the floor!

9 comments:

  1. hahahahahah! that is so funny! I can't believe they didn't check with someone before printing it! Encore une fois, Eric, good job!

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  2. That's how I speak french. Mangle it.

    Anyone ever read a book called "Me Talk Pretty One Day" by David Sedaris ? There are a couple of very funny chapters about taking french classes in Paris.

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  3. I love Sedaris and Me Talk Pretty Some Day, and my goal is to attend one of his readings sometime soon.

    Very funny bad translation, indeed! Thanks, Eric!

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  4. but you were the show man eric no (when you were at the first floor)...

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