History Main / BlindIdiotTranslation

24th Jun '17 7:17:17 AM system
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23rd Jun '17 9:12:18 AM KingBowser9001
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* [[BlindIdiotTranslation/FanSubs Instigate Submarine]]

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* [[BlindIdiotTranslation/FanSubs Instigate Submarine]]Sandwich]]
23rd Jun '17 9:11:28 AM KingBowser9001
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* [[BlindIdiotTranslation/{{Anime}} Anime and Manga]]
* BlindIdiotTranslation/ComicBooks
* BlindIdiotTranslation/FanFiction
* BlindIdiotTranslation/FanSubs
* BlindIdiotTranslation/{{Film}}
* BlindIdiotTranslation/{{Folklore}}
* BlindIdiotTranslation/{{Jokes}}
* BlindIdiotTranslation/{{Literature}}
* BlindIdiotTranslation/LiveActionTV
* BlindIdiotTranslation/{{Music}}
* BlindIdiotTranslation/NewspaperComics
* BlindIdiotTranslation/TabletopGames
* BlindIdiotTranslation/VideoGames
* BlindIdiotTranslation/WebComics
* BlindIdiotTranslation/WebOriginal
* BlindIdiotTranslation/WesternAnimation
* BlindIdiotTranslation/RealLife

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* [[BlindIdiotTranslation/{{Anime}} Anime and Manga]]
Cartoon Cartoon]]
* BlindIdiotTranslation/ComicBooks
[[BlindIdiotTranslation/ComicBooks Humor Novels]]
* BlindIdiotTranslation/FanFiction
[[BlindIdiotTranslation/FanFiction Instigate Novels]]
* BlindIdiotTranslation/FanSubs
[[BlindIdiotTranslation/FanSubs Instigate Submarine]]
* BlindIdiotTranslation/{{Film}}
[[BlindIdiotTranslation/{{Film}} Image]]
* BlindIdiotTranslation/{{Folklore}}
[[BlindIdiotTranslation/{{Folklore}} Folk Complaints]]
* BlindIdiotTranslation/{{Jokes}}
[[BlindIdiotTranslation/{{Jokes}} Laughingstocks]]
* BlindIdiotTranslation/{{Literature}}
[[BlindIdiotTranslation/{{Literature}} Documents]]
* BlindIdiotTranslation/LiveActionTV
[[BlindIdiotTranslation/LiveActionTV Activity TV]]
* BlindIdiotTranslation/{{Music}}
[[BlindIdiotTranslation/{{Music}} Guidebook]]
* BlindIdiotTranslation/NewspaperComics
[[BlindIdiotTranslation/NewspaperComics Journal Humor]]
* BlindIdiotTranslation/TabletopGames
[[BlindIdiotTranslation/TabletopGames Desktop Tournaments]]
* BlindIdiotTranslation/VideoGames
[[BlindIdiotTranslation/VideoGames DVD Tournaments]]
* BlindIdiotTranslation/WebComics
[[BlindIdiotTranslation/WebComics Internet Humors]]
* BlindIdiotTranslation/WebOriginal
[[BlindIdiotTranslation/WebOriginal Internet Mastercopy]]
* BlindIdiotTranslation/WesternAnimation
[[BlindIdiotTranslation/WesternAnimation Animations of the Wild West]]
* BlindIdiotTranslation/RealLife[[BlindIdiotTranslation/RealLife Non-Fiction Organism]]
7th Feb '17 3:21:28 AM BiffJr
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In another variant, the phrase "the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak" got translated as "the alcohol is strong but the meat is rotten". (This translation was once used as the TropeNamer for EitherWorldDominationOrSomethingAboutBananas, which is a SubTrope.)

22nd Jan '17 2:51:16 PM storyyeller
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The problems with "blind idiot" translations can be so bad that such translations can be prohibited. California State Law prohibits translating the phrase "notary public" as a "blind idiot" translation into Spanish (California Government Code, § 8219.5 (c)), because instead of translating into "someone who can authenticate signatures and take oaths", the phrase translates into "government official".

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The problems with "blind idiot" translations can be so bad that such translations can be prohibited. California State Law prohibits translating the phrase "notary public" as a "blind idiot" translation into Spanish as "notario publico" (California Government Code, § 8219.5 (c)), because instead of translating into "someone who can authenticate signatures and take oaths", the phrase translates into "government official".
1st Nov '16 7:49:53 PM randomperson2864
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The problems with "blind idiot" translations can be so bad they can be prohibited. California State Law prohibits translating the phrase "notary public" as a "blind idiot" translation into Spanish (California Government Code, § 8219.5 (c)), because instead of translating into "someone who can authenticate signatures and take oaths", the phrase translates into "government official".

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The problems with "blind idiot" translations can be so bad they that such translations can be prohibited. California State Law prohibits translating the phrase "notary public" as a "blind idiot" translation into Spanish (California Government Code, § 8219.5 (c)), because instead of translating into "someone who can authenticate signatures and take oaths", the phrase translates into "government official".
29th Dec '15 9:40:40 AM ben9192
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[-[[caption-width-right:250:[[TheTreacheryOfImages Ceci n'est pas un extincteur de feu]].[[note]]Video gamers would say "[[MindScrew yes]]" to both.[[/note]]]]-]

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[-[[caption-width-right:250:[[TheTreacheryOfImages Ceci n'est pas un extincteur de feu]].extincteur]].[[note]]Video gamers would say "[[MindScrew yes]]" to both.[[/note]]]]-]
12th Nov '15 8:20:18 PM bwburke94
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The name is not intended to be an insult against the translator (although it works just as well that way), hence the quotation marks: "[[BeamMeUpScotty blind idiot]]" is a RecursiveTranslation of the old saying "out of sight, out of mind". A computer in a lab was running a beta of some translation software package and translated "out of sight, out of mind"--meaning "if you hide something, sometimes people forget that it existed in the first place"--into Chinese and back to English, and the printout read "invisible idiot".[[note]]And we [[{{Recursion}} somehow got "blind idiot" from "invisible idiot"]]. [[ThisTropeNameReferencesItself Self-Demonstrating Title]]?[[/note]]

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The name is not intended to be an insult against the translator (although it works just as well that way), hence the quotation marks: "[[BeamMeUpScotty blind idiot]]" is a RecursiveTranslation of the old saying "out of sight, out of mind". A computer in a lab was running a beta of some translation software package and translated "out of sight, out of mind"--meaning "if you hide something, sometimes people forget that it existed in the first place"--into Chinese and back to English, and the printout read "invisible idiot".[[note]]And we [[{{Recursion}} somehow got idiot", which mutated further into "blind idiot" from "invisible idiot"]]. [[ThisTropeNameReferencesItself Self-Demonstrating Title]]?[[/note]]
idiot".
26th Jun '15 2:33:43 PM Corlagon
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* BlindIdiotTranslation/{{Jokes}}
30th Apr '15 1:27:16 AM 102372
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A "Blind Idiot" Translation is a translation from one language to another where the translation is overly literal, grammatically incorrect, very awkward, or clearly misses what the word or phrase was supposed to mean. When a translation is complete gibberish, then it is a TranslationTrainWreck. Sometimes overlaps with GratuitousForeignLanguage.

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A "Blind Idiot" Translation is a translation from one language to another where the translation is overly literal, grammatically incorrect, very awkward, or clearly misses what the word or phrase was supposed to mean. When If a translation is complete gibberish, then it is a TranslationTrainWreck. Sometimes overlaps with GratuitousForeignLanguage.
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