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The Sun And The German Language

Thu Apr 20, 2006 4:21 pm

I was looking at The Sun's website searching for an article about last nights Champions League match, when I stumbled across this beatuy of an article: http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2-2006180295,00.html

 rotfl  "Gott speichern unsere liebenswürdige Königin"
 
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RE: The Sun And The German Language

Thu Apr 20, 2006 4:32 pm

 rotfl  rotfl  Great article! And some interesting translations...

Sind Sie Schottland in der Verkleidung? (Wonder what the Scots have to say about this one!)

Feuern Sie den Schweden ab!  laughing 

However, they should also include the appropriate response should the English be defeated... I don't think a simple scheiße would do!
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RE: The Sun And The German Language

Thu Apr 20, 2006 5:40 pm

I would say, there is much lost in translation.  rotfl 

Sind Sie Schottland in der Verkleidung?
means: Are you Scotland in the wainscoting?

Gott speichern unsere liebenswürdige Königin.
means: God store our gentle Queen.

Sie singen nicht mehr.
means: They are singing no more.

Don`t pretend to speak a language of which you know nothing.

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RE: The Sun And The German Language

Thu Apr 20, 2006 5:51 pm

Give them some credit.

The Sun has considerable difficulty with English, so even attempting another language should be praised, not criticised. Perhaps, a gentle pat on the back and saying "There, there. Very good effort, keep practicing" would be appropriate?  Wink
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RE: The Sun And The German Language

Thu Apr 20, 2006 5:53 pm

Quoting Oldeuropean (Reply 2):
Sind Sie Schottland in der Verkleidung?
means: Are you Scotland in the wainscoting?

Gott speichern unsere liebenswürdige Königin.
means: God store our gentle Queen.

Sie singen nicht mehr.
means: They are singing no more.

 rotfl   rotfl   rotfl 

But don't forget this:

"Zählen in einer Minute, werden wir in einer Minute zählen" (Score in a minute, we're gonna score in a minute).

As the resident German translator at my call centre, if I'd see this, I'd be killing whoever translated it at HQ.  Wink

Maybe I should offer my services as German teacher to the English fans. Big grin

Quoting Carmenlu15 (Reply 1):
I don't think a simple scheiße would do!

I can think of worse things to say in that situation than just "Scheiße". But that's for another time.  Wink
 
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RE: The Sun And The German Language

Thu Apr 20, 2006 6:41 pm

I always thought the "English" that some Germans pretend to speak sucks, but this is way worse. That's just a machine translation without any sense.

Anyway,

Quote:
Spokeswoman Fiona McGee begged fans not to sing near-the-knuckle songs such as Ten German Bombers — a modified version of Ten Green Bottles about the shooting down of warplanes.

I wouldn't feel offended by this song.
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RE: The Sun And The German Language

Thu Apr 20, 2006 6:53 pm

did you see the part today about merkel's butt. and the title is called "Bumdestag" Big grin Big grin also in the sun.
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RE: The Sun And The German Language

Thu Apr 20, 2006 11:06 pm

Quoting LSPA (Reply 6):
did you see the part today about merkel's butt. and the title is called "Bumdestag" also in the sun.

Should be called "Bumdeskanzlerin". Or "bum der Kanzlerin". Anyway, some of those phrases are funny, I remember "A bad Herr day" about Gerhard Schröder and "Hans off!" concerning the German advance to the final of the World Cup 2002.
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