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Thursday 7 December 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# lost in translation

Last week
26th November 2023 - 2nd December 2023
Paris metro launches translation app to help tourists ahead of 2024 Olympics
Some 15 million people are expected in Paris and surrounding regions for the Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Last year
Spurs ask Conte to stop doing interviews with Italian media
Conte says he is ‘disturbed’ by this week’s coverage of Tottenham’s transfer window dealings.
All time
FactFind: What exactly was said in French PM’s letter about UK fishing row?
The document has been the focus of considerable controversy.
A massive UK Facebook page really struggled with the subtitles on *that* Kerry bat video
Tough gig.
Today FM team given stern talking to about 'weak c**k' comment
The presenter was talking about the literal translation of a German word.
15 sign translations that completely mangled the English language
“No romping in potato.”
'Jordan football...the future is good': Harry's interview after first win is brilliantly awkward
There wasn’t much banter to be had for the veteran manager.
Failure to translate legislation after 11 years could see criminal cases dismissed
The government has been given until 21 March to translate an almost 12-year-old act into Irish.
15 movie titles that got hilariously lost in translation
Not so direct.
Chelsea defender calls Costa a 'cheat', backtracks and blames his poor English
Spanish international Costa and Brazilian defender Gabriel have been charged by the FA this evening.
Space station astronauts just got a delivery of Bill Murray's favourite whiskey
Don’t worry, they’re not allowed drink it.
16 people around the world who think 'Aer Lingus' sounds filthy
They can’t get over it.
This inadvertently rude t-shirt from China proves that some things are lost in translation
Oh dear.
14 of the most unfortunate menu translation fails
Mmmmm, baked backwash with mushrooms.
'I wanted to slap Conor myself' - Even Jose Aldo's translator fancies a crack at McGregor
Better call Saul.
Roger Moore says his 'racist' comments about a black Bond were 'lost in translation'
A magazine quoted Moore as saying that Idris Elba would be “unrealistic” as James Bond.
YouTube absolutely mangled the subtitles on Michael D. Higgins' Paddy's Day address
YouTube doesn’t understand Gaeilge.
Rugby's Challenge Cup will provide a route into the Champions Cup after all
Hopefully it’s not a route Connacht need to travel.
This US clothing brand name has a completely different meaning in Ireland
Impact Reduction Apparel is fine, don’t shorten it…
Another English language college has closed
It is at least the eighth school to close in recent months.
Tesco cash machine in Wales accidentally offers people ‘free erections’
Well that’s convenient.
Opinion: The King of Monsters, America, and the legacy of the bomb – will Godzilla be done justice?
Director Gareth Edwards must balance the demands of a big budget blockbuster with the historical and cultural importance of Godzilla. Not a simple task, as previous versions have shown.
Column: What does ‘I love you’ mean?
I am Spanish. My husband is American. The first time I realised emotion words may not mean the same thing in different languages was when he first told me “I love you”, writes Cristina Soriano.
The internet has some excellent Irish language advice for tourists
Express yourself, as Gaeilge.
14 deeply unfortunate foreign words for everyday things
You’re never too old for a childish chuckle.
Bill Murray says Ireland is the "most beautiful country to play golf in"
He did a Reddit AMA, and Snoop Dogg showed up!
Luis Suarez: I did not say I will stay at Liverpool
The Uruguay striker denied making the comments after a national team game today.
'No one will wet their pants if we've to take penalties' - Thomas Müller
Looks like penalties aren’t going to scare Bayern Munich on Saturday.
Customer is unimpressed with Starbucks staff writing Vagina on her cup
The staff in Starbucks Hong Kong appear to have a bit to learn about American names.
‘We are not England’ – Trap showed he doesn’t speak our language and doesn’t get us
The manager’s post-match comments spoke volumes.
Wrong Georgia, Trap? Boys in Green line up un-glamorous friendly
A double header with the Faroes will be a tough sell.
Lampard and Cole could yet sign new Chelsea deals
Rafa Benitez had previously claimed that the pair’s days at Stamford Bridge were numbered.
Your Bill Murray in Royal Portrush Picture of the Day
But before icons like Rory McIlroy, Darren Clarke and Pádraig Harrington fill the spotlight, one Hollywood star took to the course today.
VIDEO: Bill Murray splashes around on a rain tarp at a Minor League baseball game
Sure, why wouldn’t he?
The video that sums up the situation in Europe right now
This ad is from 2006 – but somehow seems rather pertinent this morning…