Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Great Moments in Idiomatic Translation

We were flipping channels yesterday and caught a little of Denzel Washington's Training Day, broadcast in English with Spanish subtitles. This was the official subtitled version not one of those amateurishly-produced bootlegs, but still, we're not sure we'd have translated the affectionate greeting "My nigga!" as, "You are my slave!"

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