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Dumb Mistranslated Tattoos and Shirts that People Witnessed

In this wide world, we see a lot of hilarious translations and translation fails. Languages are complex and hard to understand completely. These frustratingly interesting observations on language and silly literal translations are a good example of that. This can come to a head when overzealous tourists try to get a tattoo in not only a language they don't understand, but in characters that are also completely foreign to them. Case in point, you don't want to misstep and end up as the "goldfish man"

Mistranslations and tattoo fails people saw.
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Funny Observations on Language that are Frustratingly Interesting

We know that languages are all weird, and the one we use can be particularly confusing, but that can make it a more fun and nuanced thing to explore. We're all for seeing some creative uses and misuses of the English language. If you just wanna see people totally suck at English, then here are people who failed at using the English language.

Funny and interesting observations on languages.
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People Share Overly Literal and Goofy Translations from Various Languages

Learning the words for things in other languages can be particularly eye opening. From overly literal German translations like "hand shoes" to more poetic euphemisms you'd never think you'd hear, every culture has come up with it's own particular brand of funny words for things. For more, here are non-native English speakers sharing common phrases they wish we had.

Funny and literal translations and phrases from different languages.
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Literal Translations That Show How Effed Up Languages Are

Learning a language is hard enough as is without factoring in all of the colloquialisms that aren't natural for a non-native speaker. The following posts make fun of translations from English into other languages, but let's not forget how ridiculous English is; you gotta admit that "frog's umbrella" makes a lot more sense than "mushroom"...

Funny Facebook posts that demonstrate how strange translations from English into other languages can be
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Twitter Users Learn What Just Deserts Means

Well well, how about that? You learn a new thing every day! Turns out a whole lot of us have been going around dropping the term, "just deserts" in an improper fashion. Seems to be a commonly shared fail. 

Twitter users end up learning what "just deserts" really means.
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Guy's Translation Fail Results In Him Filling Up His Petrol Car With Diesel

Sometimes the language barrier can hurt you more than others. In this case, the guy thought that "gasoleo" would get the job done for him, when he went to fill up his Petrol car. Unfortunately, that actually translated to Diesel, and he found himself in quite the bind, and in need of a mechanic. Fortunately he was able to resolve the issue, and move forward. But you gotta love the fail! 

Guy's language translation fail results in him filling up his Petrol car with Diesel.
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The English Language Being Infuriatingly Confusing (39 Images)

The English language is frustratingly confusing, and seems to make zero sense at times. The following list of definitions, sayings, terms, etc. serve as a solid testament to the fact. For such a widespread language, it has an uncanny knack for confusing the shit out of people. If you're looking for more language struggles, it's worth checking out the following times people utterly failed at their spelling attempts.

A collection of confusing sentences and definitions that show how the English language makes no sense at times.
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Forty Frustrating Reasons The English Language Is Full Of Sh*t

Learning the quirks of most languages can be frustrating, but English really seems to take the cake. These anecdotes from people who are sick and tired of its illogical nature really highlight how wild thelanguagereally is. We really do salute anyone who manages to master it as a second (or third, or fourth) tongue. 

Funny reasons the english language makes no sense.
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Informative Tumblr Thread Deconstructs Actual Meanings of Figures of Speech

Some of your favorite sayings may have actually been invented to say exactly the opposite of what they now mean. Hey, you learn something new every day, right? Here's another enlightening thread on something that might be near and dear to you.

good ol' tumblr explains figures of speech and expression and where they came from
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