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You know that time when Madonna was interviewed by a Hungarian tabloid? Or when translation goes hilariously bad…

Let’s have some laughs๐ŸฅณWe all know how some translations can be so bad that they’re unintentionally hilarious, like the viral examples from ๐Ÿ˜‚. Well, did you hear about the time in 1996 when the Hungarian tabloid Blikk interviewed Madonna when she was filming Evita in Budapest? Seeing that Madonna doesn’t know Hungarian ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ and […]

Man wearing a white top and a woman in a red, blue, and orange sun dress standing to the right of a 1950s grey Mercedes sports car in the driveway in front of a white house covered by greenery

Oldtajmer, evergrin, rekorder, golman… the world of Balkan pseudo-anglicisms

Did you hear about the man who collects “old-timers”? ๐Ÿ‘ด๐ŸฝOr that Frank Sinatra has many “evergreens”? ๐ŸŒฒOr the woman who was a rowing “recorder”? โ–ถOr how the best player on the field was the “goal man”? ๐ŸŽฏAnd how one unfortunate person was a victim of “mobbing” in the workplace? ๐Ÿ‘ฅ These are all actual examples […]

English language translation tips: use of long forms of country names

Republic of Serbia ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ, Republic of Croatia ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท, Kingdom of Norway ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง, Oriental Republic of Uruguay ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พ, Plurinational State of Bolivia ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ด … These are the long (official) forms of the names of these countries. The names of most countries have a long form and a […]