When it comes to bad translations, we believe a little sunlight is the best disinfectant. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some notable translation fails in the news this week.
First, the BBC. The news channel rung in the Chinese New Year with a special broadcast…and a caption fail.
In the Chinese Lunar Calendar, this year is the Year of the Horse. Deaf and hard-of-hearing viewers may have come away with a somewhat twisted view of the celebrations based on the BBC’s subtitle during the broadcast: “Welcome to the year of the whores. People around the globe celebrate.” Read more