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Olaf Lederer [PersonRank 1]

Friday, August 14, 2009
11 years ago2,564 views

I'm not sure about how this sounds in the English language, but if I read this in German language (my native language) it sounds bad.

German people don't like to discuss the death. I guess these advertiser are not Germans...

Californian [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

I just took German in school for a few years and even I can tell how bad this is. "wirts"? Is that even a word? And that does sound a bit straightforward. I can't think that would sound any better in English. Wouldn't a PR department probably want their ads to make sense? I could understand it if they used Google Translate and used the formal tense, but this is kind of strange.

Eoin Dubsky [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

Well spotted Philipp! Could this be the beginning of German lolspeak? Deutschlolsprache

Matthew Connaughton [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

There are loads of bad (funny) machien translation examples. My blog has a few.

Email spammers are even using this to seell to new markets.

See: blog.appliedlanguage.com/a-sad-day-indeed-as-spammers-go-multilingual/

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