‘Pseudotranslations’ by Stan Carey

Stan Carey’s latest blog post is titled “Pseudotranslations”.

Stan says, “Imgur (pronounced “imager”), a popular image-hosting social website, has a fun thread on translation errors in speech.It starts with a user saying his Russian wife asked for a roll of incheswhen she meant a tape measure, and the comments soon filled up with more in this vein: some poetic, some amusingly absurd, a few resulting from memory failure in the speaker’s own language.”

Pseudotranslations

Stan Carey’s Blog

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