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Bodies Protest

Postby Carolina » Mon Jan 21, 2008 7:16 pm

I just love the translations on the 'ert' news website. Today's favourite -

"Chania bodies ringed off Souda port Sunday evening in reaction to a decision, describing the port as one of local importance in the National Town Plan. The protesters erected signs and blocked the entrance of the port, while a liner arriving from Piraeus was arriving in Souda. Passengers disembarked and embarked smoothly, with the exception of cars, which experienced delays. In parallel, Chania bodies had ringed off Daskalogiannis airport on Sunday, as they demand the airport to be described as one of national importance. "

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Postby lshall05 » Mon Jan 21, 2008 7:18 pm

Must be a lot of bodies in Chania!!!!
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Postby Assimilate » Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:22 pm

while a liner arriving from Piraeus was arriving in Souda :D

We shouldn't really knock the translation though , at least they are the most up to date Greek news available in English. and its more readable than some English I see on forums.

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Postby lshall05 » Tue Jan 22, 2008 12:25 pm

Their attempt at translating Greek to English is a million times better than my attempt at either English to Greek or Greek to English!!
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Postby Carolina » Tue Jan 22, 2008 3:34 pm

I agree, we shouldn't mock - but just couldn't help it with this one :twisted:

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Postby lshall05 » Tue Jan 22, 2008 3:42 pm

I'd love to see how they split the liner though, imagine if you'd been at the wrong end/side and ended up in the wrong place!! :wink:
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Postby Carolina » Tue Jan 22, 2008 4:47 pm

Have now got to thinking about all the funny menu translations ...

lamp chops, crap stew, stuffed wine leaves, pigs balls ... YES there used to be a tiny restaurant on Hania's leather street that had pigs balls on the menu - strictly speaking it was a correct translation as that's exactly what they were. Everyone (non Greek) called the restaurant the Pigs Balls. Anyone remember it ? Probably not ... going back a while..

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Postby lshall05 » Tue Jan 22, 2008 4:53 pm

When we were on our honeymoon we were walking along the Stalis beach road from Malia and there was a restaurant there that was selling biological food!! I think I put a link to the picture on here a while ago but can't remember what it was in relation to now...
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Postby filippos » Tue Jan 22, 2008 6:35 pm

We've had "Prawns - boiled frigid".

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Postby Phaedra » Wed Jan 23, 2008 1:14 pm

We decided not to order "Ancient ravioli". Somehow I don't think ravioli improves with age!

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Postby Jean » Thu Jan 24, 2008 7:59 pm

Another great translation from ERT today: Anti-skid chains are necessary to many parts of the province road net of central and South Greece because of the thick fog prevailing in the area.

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Postby Assimilate » Sun Feb 24, 2008 9:53 pm

"It is obvious that successful quakes can cause damage to buildings, but if experts do not label them unsafe, buildings are safe never mind how old they are."


successful quakes? one way to put it
but if experts do not label them unsafe, buildings are safe never mind how old they are. - even if they are just a pile of rubble?

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