Posts Tagged 'translate'

Mr. Cat Poop – Strange Titles For Well Known Movies In Foreign Countries

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Cracked found 9 bizarrely retitled movies –

Some filmmakers spend literally years trying to think of a movie title that will strike the right balance between “this doesn’t sound completely stupid” and “this will make me filthy rich.” It may not always look like it, but there’s a lot of effort, a lot of money, and a lot of hard drinking behind even the simplest of movie titles … all of which goes out the window once that movie ships overseas and needs to make sense in another language.

As we’ve shown you before, translating titles isn’t as easy as it looks, since they so often contain some idiom or pun that would be complete nonsense directly translated in another language (and, as you’ll see, this works both ways). It forces distributors to get creative, and sometimes the results are amazing:

See all 9 movies HERE.

 

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DOJ Be Needin Ebonics Translators

According to TheSmokingGun –

AUGUST 23–The Department of Justice is seeking to hire linguists fluent in Ebonics to help monitor, translate, and transcribe the secretly recorded conversations of subjects of narcotics investigations, according to federal records. A maximum of nine Ebonics experts will work with the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Atlanta field division, where the linguists, after obtaining a “DEA Sensitive” security clearance, will help investigators decipher the results of “telephonic monitoring of court ordered nonconsensual intercepts, consensual listening devices, and other media”

Continue reading HERE.

View the Justice Department contract HERE.


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