Sunday Funnies: Lost in Translation

Thanks to (The insults in other languages that sound the strangest in English) for these nuggets.  Inspired by cjmerc39’s Reddit post.

  1. Vai a quel paese (Italian)
    Literally: Go to that country.
    Means: Go to hell.
  2. China, I’m going to donner you (South African English)
    Literally: Friend, I’m going to thunder you.
    Means: I’m going to beat you up.
  3. Anda a ver si el gallo puso (Venezuelan Spanish)
    Literally: Go see if the rooster laid an egg.
    Means: Go away, stop bothering me.
  4. Estás ...
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Sunday Funnies – Memory Problems

Things-to-rememberI do “Remember the Alamo.”  Maybe this explains why I don’t remember what happened yesterday.  Brain all full of old stuff I learned in grade school, no room for new information.  New information tries to find space in brain, fails, and is dropped like some packet on a congested network route.


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