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24th Nov '15 2:30:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''{{Phenomenon}}'', there's an inverted Prank Translation. Nate has a crush on a Portuguese housekeeper but does not speak Portuguese, so he asks George, who does, to teach him some phrases related to asking her to clean his house. The ones George teaches him are polite, but very romantic phrases having nothing to do with housekeeping.
* ''{{Scrubs}}'': Dominican nurse Carla provides [[AnythingThatMoves The Todd]] with a few prank translations when he asks for Spanish pickup lines, resulting in him telling women he has a "tiny penis" or "genital herpes, ''for you!''"

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* In ''{{Phenomenon}}'', ''Film/{{Phenomenon}}'', there's an inverted Prank Translation. Nate has a crush on a Portuguese housekeeper but does not speak Portuguese, so he asks George, who does, to teach him some phrases related to asking her to clean his house. The ones George teaches him are polite, but very romantic phrases having nothing to do with housekeeping.
* ''{{Scrubs}}'': ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'': Dominican nurse Carla provides [[AnythingThatMoves The Todd]] with a few prank translations when he asks for Spanish pickup lines, resulting in him telling women he has a "tiny penis" or "genital herpes, ''for you!''"



* In the ComicBook/{{New 52}} issue #11 of ''{{Supergirl}}'', after beating the villain (who was a guy being controlled by a nanotech suit), she figures that there's someone after her, and she wants to figure this out, so she needs to leave Tommy and Siobhan (this continuity's Silver Banshee, who is friends with Supergirl and, via magic, [[{{Omniglot}} can speak Kryptonian]]) alone. We then get this exchange:

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* In the ComicBook/{{New 52}} issue #11 of ''{{Supergirl}}'', ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'', after beating the villain (who was a guy being controlled by a nanotech suit), she figures that there's someone after her, and she wants to figure this out, so she needs to leave Tommy and Siobhan (this continuity's Silver Banshee, who is friends with Supergirl and, via magic, [[{{Omniglot}} can speak Kryptonian]]) alone. We then get this exchange:
10th Oct '15 9:09:49 AM nombretomado
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* In the {{New 52}} issue #11 of ''{{Supergirl}}'', after beating the villain (who was a guy being controlled by a nanotech suit), she figures that there's someone after her, and she wants to figure this out, so she needs to leave Tommy and Siobhan (this continuity's Silver Banshee, who is friends with Supergirl and, via magic, [[{{Omniglot}} can speak Kryptonian]]) alone. We then get this exchange:

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* In the {{New ComicBook/{{New 52}} issue #11 of ''{{Supergirl}}'', after beating the villain (who was a guy being controlled by a nanotech suit), she figures that there's someone after her, and she wants to figure this out, so she needs to leave Tommy and Siobhan (this continuity's Silver Banshee, who is friends with Supergirl and, via magic, [[{{Omniglot}} can speak Kryptonian]]) alone. We then get this exchange:
13th Aug '15 7:49:25 PM Luigifan
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--> '''George:''':''*says something insulting in French*''

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--> '''George:''':''*says '''George:''' ''*says something insulting in French*''



--> '''Harry:''' Gibberish for "Screw you"

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--> '''Harry:''' Gibberish for "Screw you"
you"!



'''Prank Translation''': Someone asks a friend how to say something, perhaps to impress someone. Instead of giving him a real translation, the second character gives the first an insult or rude remark. HilarityEnsues.

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'''Prank Translation''': '''[[MyHovercraftIsFullOfEels Prank Translation]]''': Someone asks a friend how to say something, perhaps to impress someone. Instead of giving him a real translation, the second character gives the first an insult or rude remark. HilarityEnsues.
31st Oct '14 2:01:26 PM LongLiveHumour
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* A justified Prank Translation occurs in Beanjamish's version of the last round of the DeviantArt OC Tournament [[http://burningavalon.deviantart.com/ "Burning Avalon"]]. His character Melody and his opponents' character, Huitzi, are captured by an army of angry spirits who want the rest of the soul coins they had. Unfortunately for the army, Huitzi (an Aztec warrior spirit from ancient times) doesn't have his coins on him or speak English. He ''does'' know a little Spanish, though, and Melody is bilingual (Spanish and English), so she can understand him. But since she wants to stop the army, she deliberately mistranslates what he says.

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* A justified Prank Translation occurs in Beanjamish's version of the last round of the DeviantArt Website/DeviantArt OC Tournament [[http://burningavalon.deviantart.com/ "Burning Avalon"]]. His character Melody and his opponents' character, Huitzi, are captured by an army of angry spirits who want the rest of the soul coins they had. Unfortunately for the army, Huitzi (an Aztec warrior spirit from ancient times) doesn't have his coins on him or speak English. He ''does'' know a little Spanish, though, and Melody is bilingual (Spanish and English), so she can understand him. But since she wants to stop the army, she deliberately mistranslates what he says.
24th Jul '14 5:55:41 AM MirandaShadowind
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* A justified Prank Translation occurs in Beanjamish's version of the last round of the DeviantArt OC Tournament [[http://burningavalon.deviantart.com/ "Burning Avalon"]]. His character Melody and his opponents' character, Huitzi, are captured by an army of angry spirits who want the rest of the soul coins they had. Unfortunately for the army, Huitzi (an Aztec warrior spirit from ancient times) doesn't have his coins on him or speak English. He ''does'' know a little Spanish, though, and Melody is bilingual (Spanish and English), so she can understand him. But since she wants to stop the army, she deliberately mistranslates what he says.
17th Jan '14 11:44:09 AM Thesedaysthosedays
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* Prank translations are remarkably common among native peoples, with an anthropologist or other first contact as the victim. Just give the anthropologist some obscene words (all languages have them) and tell him the words mean something else.
24th Jul '13 12:12:28 PM Quanyails
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--> '''Carol'''(''To Alice''): He says he'd like to, but he must politely decline.

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--> '''Carol'''(''To '''Carol''' (''To Alice''): He says he'd like to, but he must politely decline.
3rd Jun '13 5:13:30 PM Gatordragon24
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* In the {{New 52}} issue #11 of ''{{Supergirl}}'', after beating the villain (who was a guy being controlled by a nanotech suit), she figures that there's someone after her, and she wants to figure this out, so she needs to leave Tommy and Siobhan (this continuity's Silver Banshee, who is friends with Supergirl and, somehow, can speak Kryptonian) alone. We then get this exchange:

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* In the {{New 52}} issue #11 of ''{{Supergirl}}'', after beating the villain (who was a guy being controlled by a nanotech suit), she figures that there's someone after her, and she wants to figure this out, so she needs to leave Tommy and Siobhan (this continuity's Silver Banshee, who is friends with Supergirl and, somehow, via magic, [[{{Omniglot}} can speak Kryptonian) Kryptonian]]) alone. We then get this exchange:
18th Apr '13 6:30:52 PM AndyLA
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* In the New52 issue #11 of ''{{Supergirl}}'', after beating the villain (who was a guy being controlled by a nanotech suit), she figures that there's someone after her, and she wants to figure this out, so she needs to leave Tommy and Siobhan (this continuity's Silver Banshee, who is friends with Supergirl and, somehow, can speak Kryptonian) alone. We then get this exchange:

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* In the New52 {{New 52}} issue #11 of ''{{Supergirl}}'', after beating the villain (who was a guy being controlled by a nanotech suit), she figures that there's someone after her, and she wants to figure this out, so she needs to leave Tommy and Siobhan (this continuity's Silver Banshee, who is friends with Supergirl and, somehow, can speak Kryptonian) alone. We then get this exchange:
18th Apr '13 6:29:08 PM AndyLA
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* In the New52 issue #11 of ''{{Supergirl}}'', after beating the villain (who was a guy being controlled by a nanotech suit), she figures that there's someone after her, and she wants to figure this out, so she needs to leave Tommy and Siobhan (this continuity's Silver Banshee, who is friends with Supergirl and, somehow, can speak Kryptonian) alone. We then get this exchange:
-->'''Tommy''' [''holding Kara's hands tenderly'']: Tell her it's alright. Tell her I'll be waiting.
-->'''Siobhan''' [''in Kryptonian'']: Tom said yer real stupid and gotta stay here forever.
-->'''Supergirl''' [''in Kryptonian'']: No, he didn't.
-->'''Siobhan''' [''in Kryptonian'']: Yeah, okay, he didn't.
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