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Your opinion of these actual instructions for a popular (?) toy:

  • Awesome stuff.

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • DBZ owns all, you fool!

    Votes: 2 15.4%
  • What's the problem?

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • I noted a few odd English phrases.

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  • That was a tad confusing.

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • "Prythee no sport with stingy or play asperity game."

    Votes: 1 7.7%
  • I think the translator of the instructions had a few too many dozen beers.

    Votes: 3 23.1%
  • All your base are belong to us?

    Votes: 7 53.8%

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i personally like the warning label at the bottom

May Pre Housethe Seamy Side Violation!!!!!!

looked like this toy aint fer eating, dunking in water, setting on fire, and my personal favorite, jamming in your eye

im sorry but cuz you cant stick it in yer eye, i dont want it

p.s. This is the reason why many great RPG's never get translated
 

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Hrm, new marketing strategy. Can't afford a translator? Just make crap up that sounds like it COULD be the other language, and hope for the best. :)

Actually, it looks like when you convert stuff in babelfish back and forth a few times!
 

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I think the translator of the instructions had a few too many dozen beers. :p
 

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i understood it perfectly. all those "tad"s and warnings. and they used prythee! thats the best word ever, right next to mayhaps.
 

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Originally posted by Exodus
i understood it perfectly. all those "tad"s and warnings. and they used prythee! thats the best word ever, right next to mayhaps.
There are many words better than prythee, most of which are found on that toy.

  • Appertain rotor
  • Bilge daston
  • Shuck
  • Throagh (of peril)
  • Disport
  • Tatelage
  • "Till the cowcomes home"
  • Pillroller
That has to be the most excellent example of engrish ANYWHERE. With normal engrish, you can sort of see what they mean, but with this, it's so random that you have no idea, and that makes it great.

[edit] Some of my favorites from that sites "Language barrier" page:

  • "The flattening of underwear with pleasure is the job of the chambermaid."
  • "Specialist in women and other diseases."
  • "To more the cabin, push button for wishing floor. If the cabin should enter more persons, each one should press a number of wishing floor. Driving is then going alphabetically by national order."
  • "Order your summers suit. Because is big rush we will execute customers in strict rotation."
  • "Dirty Water Punishment Place"
  • "Do not enter lift backwards, and only when lit up."
  • "WARNING: Tips for waitress not privilege off customer, and not optonal to do! Is custimarry and IS THE LAW for leave tips, otherwise is possibul to face prostection by law! Please be responsivele, leave tip and no go jail! Have a nice day!"
  • "Adults: 1 tablet 3 times a day until passing away."
  • "Hey, you there! Open those windows. Let the air force come in!"
  • "Fly naked."
  • "This Hit Man Is Not As Cold As He Thought"
  • "Mr. Cat Poop"
 

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Engrish... it makes life so much more exciting... and confusing!
 

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that kinda reminded me of Dan Quale, a master in the art of stupidity:

(extending his hand during a campaign stop): I'm Dan Quayle. Who are you?
Woman: I'm your Secret Service agent.
"It isn't pollution that is hurting the environment,
it's the impurities in our air and water that are doing it."
-Dan Quayle

"If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure."
-Dan Quayle

"I love California, I practically grew up in Phoenix."
-Dan Quayle

...but, maybe it's just me.
 
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