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Old 03-13-2018, 11:29 PM
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Default Gotta Love the International Listings

The below excerpt is from an Ebay listing of a Gene Krupa Super RadioKing snare from Japan. The sound is buxom!!
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Old 03-14-2018, 08:06 AM
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It's similar to the auto translate function machine producing greatest comedy from YouTube videos. I would tend to find this very humorous!
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Old 03-14-2018, 12:03 PM
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The below excerpt is from an Ebay listing of a Gene Krupa Super RadioKing snare from Japan. The sound is buxom!!
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Old 03-14-2018, 08:08 PM
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John gotta love it
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Old 03-15-2018, 12:34 PM
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In the late 70's we had lyrics translated from English to Japanese, then translated back to English, for a domestic Japan release.
"Don't be a sheep and follow the flock" turned into "Don't be a shy butterfly".
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Old 03-15-2018, 03:45 PM
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I remember an ad in Modern Drummer back in the early 80s, I think it was a Taiwanese drum company & I'll never forget the line about the finish:

"It is too tight of no crevice to fall down"
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Old 03-15-2018, 04:18 PM
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CBC radio used to have a contest where they would take a famous song, translate it into say Swedish, then translate that into another language, say Japanese, then translate THAT back into English. They would read out the triple translated lyrics and you had to guess what song it was. Some were absolutely unrecognizable, most were barely recognizable.
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Old 03-15-2018, 04:49 PM
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I remember an ad in Modern Drummer back in the early 80s, I think it was a Taiwanese drum company & I'll never forget the line about the finish:

"It is too tight of no crevice to fall down"
I think I remember that ad...also one that said "Credit brand of best quality".
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Old 03-15-2018, 05:08 PM
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John gotta love it
I'm guessing the intent was to describe a full--bodied sound with the unfortunate result that the translation program confused full-bodied with full-figured and translated it as buxom. If you replace buxom with full-bodied, even in that otherwise poorly constructed sentence, it makes sense.
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Old 03-15-2018, 05:09 PM
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In the late 70's we had lyrics translated from English to Japanese, then translated back to English, for a domestic Japan release.
"Don't be a sheep and follow the flock" turned into "Don't be a shy butterfly".
Oh, Come on Come on BEC, really? That's hilarious. Actually, I think that mis-translation is rather poetic and could be a very nice middle line of a haiku. With your huge popularity in Japan, maybe you guys should have snuck some haikus into your lyrics.

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