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I know, the list is quite short, but if you have some suggestions I'll be pleased to hear about them and include them here... but I though you might need a laugh from time to time.

In the meantime, check out these funny "lost in translation" examples:

And of course: Check out Mox's blog, it really is worth reading it! My favorite!

Mox has also a girlfriend, Lean, a school teacher. I you speak French, then read her adventures in Professeur des écoles, you'll love it!


And here a quick Spanish-English translation course. You pass if you are able to survive the three modules after performing the translation at full speed and then reading it aloud also at top speed (no breathing allowed):

1 - Basic module:
Spanish: Tres brujas miran tres relojes Swatch. ¿Que bruja mira qué reloj?
English: Three witches watch three Swatch watches. Which witch watches which Swatch watch?

2 - Advanced module:
Spanish: Tres brujas 'travestis' miran los botones de tres relojes Swatch. ¿Que bruja travesti mira los botones de qué reloj Swatch?
English: Three switched witches watch three Swatch watch switches. Which switched witch watches which Swatch watch switch?

3 - ...and this for the real pros:
Spanish: Tres brujas suecas transexuales miran los botones de tres relojes 'Swatch' suizos. ¿Que bruja sueca transexual mira a qué botón de qué reloj 'Swatch' suizo?
English: Three Swedish switched witches watch three Swiss Swatch watch switches. Which Swedish switched witch watches which Swiss Swatch watch switch?.

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