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Translating Contractor to English
'Oh great, this book's in cow.'
"You'll have to phrase it another way. They have no word for 'fetch.' "
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Berlitz guide to Scamese
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Google Translate for Marriagese
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To his dismay, Captain Kirk stumbles upon a Vulcan handsign-to-English translation website,
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'I say to hell with it. If it can't be said in English, it ain't worth saying at all.'
"And, finally, to my wife, my love and appreciation for her understanding and critical insights, without whom this project would never have been accomplished."
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Turkey to human dictionary - 'Quiet!!! You don't realize what you're saying!'
"Do you have a babble-to-English dictionary?"
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An archaeologist sees an ancient Egyptian entrance to a subway.
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"They're offering special premiums if we use their service."
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"It's a postcard. From your grandma. It's like a papery text with a picture on the front."
"With so much business coming from China he thought he'd get ahead of the curve and learn a bit of the language...but it turned out to be a lot trickier than he thought... He was trying to wish them a joyous Quingming festival, but actually told them to l
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"I can't put it into layman's language for you. I don't know any layman's language."
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A sign language interpreter makes a dirty hand gesture.
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"And here is the very stone that finally enabled us to figure out what all those dogs and cats were saying."
"Looks like the folks in Babel worked out their language problem."
"It says 'knock on the third door to the right and ask for Cleo.'"
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Russian Soap Opera
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"Please translate my comment into a hand gesture."
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