Re: Spanish translation of manuals

Subject: Re: Spanish translation of manuals
From: Paula Puffer <techwrtr -at- CEI -dot- NET>
Date: Thu, 8 May 1997 17:54:08 -0500

> (Remember Jimmy Carter 'making love' to the Poles? Or Kennedy saying "Ich
>bin ein Berliner", which I'm told means "I'm a condom"? Somehow these things
>ALWAYS come out sexual.)

"Ick bin ein Berliner," I thought, meant I am a jelly donut. At least that
is how I have always heard the story. I think the classic Spanish
translation story is with the
Chevrolet car the Nova. In Spanish "No Va" means "it doesn't go." Needless
to say, when the car was shipped to Spanish-speaking countries, it didn't
sell well.


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