I have lots of exciting tales to post about my trip to the River Kwai yesterday, but I am dying off with a hideous cold so am too sneezy to write at length now. Instead I will tell you that I have spent all day indoors watching The Sopranos and wiping my runny nose and taking Tylenol every 4 hours to be fit for mar-c arriving on Tuesday – the excitement!
I often leave the subtitles on the DVDs that I am watching, partly for amusement value and partly because I can’t work out how to switch them off. The translations are often a bit sketchy, but today’s was the funniest yet. Here are a few lines from just one scene:
Real Dialogue: They want to wean me off (the morphine)
Translated To: Want let me breast milk
RD: What are you fellas doing here?
TT: The pulls a promise modern
RD: Heal him with your cleansing love
TT: Use the clean glove
RD: Viagra will never be an issue
TT: Be like the space of pull so the matter is a problem never
RD: At one time they were going after booze
TT: Sometimes they the confusion make after drinking wildly
RD: Bye guys, praise God
TT: I am really grateful to see again, praise be the absolute being
I’m off to sniffle my way thru another episode for laughs.