RE: Humor in technical writing
From: Jill Waite <jwaite -at- criticaldevices -dot- com>
Reply-To: Jill Waite <jwaite -at- criticaldevices -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Subject: RE: Humor in technical writing
Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2000 12:35:22 -0500
A Techwhirler said "...Prime (if not exactly technical) examples are the
infamous Chevy Nova ("doesn't go" in Spanish)and Coca Cola ("bite the wax
tadpole" in Chinese) translations.
These two have a high probability of being urban legends, not real truths.
"no va" in spanish does really mean "it doesn't go." i can't vouch for the coca cola bit though....
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