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  • David K. Smith
    If you want to have a good chuckle, try some of the other languages-- the German translations aren t so bad. I did it a while back for fun and the results were
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      If you want to have a good chuckle, try some of the other languages--
      the German translations aren't so bad. I did it a while back for fun
      and the results were quite entertaining:

      http://theavengers.tv/forever/imho-4.htm

      --David
      http://jamesriverbranch.net/

      --- In z_scale@yahoogroups.com, Uwe Liermann <maillist@...> wrote:
      >
      > Hello Don,
      ...
      >
      > On the funny side you might take this example, that I found in a
      book
      > for American exchange students before they go to Germany. It warns
      > about the result of a direct translation. The situation are two
      > students (male - female) who want to fix an appointment for the
      > afternoon or so to do some homework or something similar:
      >
      > I took the original words, and did send them through Google and
      back:
      >
      > Original: If you have nothing on, I will come.
      >
      > to German: Wenn du nichts an hast, komme ich.
      >
      > and back: If you do not have anything on, I come.
      >
      > and in this example the translation back isn't so far of as one
      might
      > hope.... ;-))
      >
      >
      > --
      > GreetingZ
      > Uwe
      >
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