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Movie Titles Lost in Translation


Fact: Superbad is called Supercool in Mexico, Argentina, and Peru.  It goes without saying that no one language translates word for word into another language and then back again without losing (or sometimes gaining) a new meaning along the way. This is true for Spanish, which shares a subject-verb-object word order with English. It is especially true for translations(…)

Lost in Translation


  smoke a fag 1. Have a cigarette (British) 2. Kill a homosexual (American) As a New Zealander living in England I have come across many phrases and words that are misconstrued, cause confusion, and sometimes offense – the above example from the Urban Dictionary demonstrates just how easily some things can really get lost(…)