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Welcome and happy 2017! Please fasten your seatbelts and enjoy your visit. Don’t laugh too loud if you are not alone, this is what may happen…

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Copywriting; When you suddenly come up with an ingenious idea.

When you feel inspired…

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When the Project Manager warns you about the tight deadline

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When you take it easy…

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Updated 2017 Actualizados a 2017

Humor for translators: Memes, Jokes, quotes and funny videos

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The definition of MEME is “An idea that spreads like a virus by word of mouth, email, blogs etc”

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WTF What the Fuck in other languages

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Joke:

Two translators on a ship are talking.
“Can you swim?” asks one.
“No” says the other, “but I can shout for help in nine languages.”

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Joke:

A mouse is in his mouse hole and he wants to go out to get something to eat, but he’s afraid there might be a big cat outside, so he puts his ear by the opening and all he hears is “Bow Wow” so he thinks, “Well, there can’t be a cat out there because there’s a big old dog”, so he goes out of his mouse hole and is promptly caught and eaten by a cat, who licks his lips and says “It’s good to be bilingual !!”

The importance of pronunciation 🙂

On a visit to the United States, Charles de Gaulle was honoured at a banquet in the White House. Seated beside his wife was an official who spoke no French, but who tried to engage her in conversation by asking
“Madame de Gaulle, what do you think the most important thing in life is?”
“A penis”, she replied.
Overhearing, her husband said gently “I believe, my dear, that in English it is pronounced ‘appiness.”

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Lets eat grandmaA list with interesting links for translators and interpreters appears at the end of this post. 😉

 

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JOKE: Two highway workers were busy working at a construction site when a big car with diplomatic license plates pulled up. “Parlez-vous français?” the driver asks them. The two workers just stared. “Sprechen Sie Deutsch?” The two continued to stare at him. “Fala português?” Neither worker said anything. “Parlate Italiano?” Still no response. Finally, the man drives off in disgust. One worker turned to the other and said, “Gee, maybe we should learn a foreign language…” “What for? That guy knew four of them and what good did it do him?”

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You can have a break while waiting for the client to give the go-ahead.

memes for translatorsJoke: How does a freelancer define “weekend”? Two working days till Monday.

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When a fellow translator is under great stress, you can send him/her this meme: meme Oscar Wilde … Wise words. gifts for translators ideas funny fun original

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Joke: A gentleman wanders around the campus of a college looking for the library. He approaches a student and asked, “Excuse me young man. Would you be good enough and tell me where the library is at?” The student, in a very arrogant and belittling tone, replied, “I sorry, sir, but at this school, we are taught never to end a sentence with a preposition!” The gentleman smiled, and in a very apologetic tone replied, “I beg your pardon. Please allow me to rephrase my question. Would you be good enough to tell me where the library is at, asshole?”

Why is abbreviated such a long word?

Joke: A Spanish speaking bandit held up a bank in Tucson. The sheriff and his deputy chased him. When they captured him, and the sheriff, who couldn’t speak Spanish, asked him where he’d hidden the money. “No sé nada,” he replied. The sheriff put a gun to the bandit’s head and said to his bi-lingual deputy: “Tell him that if he doesn’t tell us where the money is right now, I’ll blow his brains out.” Upon receiving the translation, the bandit became very animated. “¡Ya me acuerdo! Tienen que caminar tres cuadras hasta ese gran arbol: allí está el dinero.” The sheriff leaned forward. “Yeah? Well..?” The deputy replied: “He says he wants to die like a man.”

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Let’s get serious…

Julio Cortázar Traductor

 If I was fond of giving advises, I would advise any young writer who finds writing difficult, to stop writing on his own for some time and to translate; to translate good literature, and some day he’ll realize that he can write with an ease he did not have before · Julio Cortázar, in Conversations with Cortázar, by Ernesto González Bermejo.

 

 

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Finance and Economics Memes

Finance and Economics Memes and jokes

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Finance quotes:

About the time we can make the ends meet, somebody moves the ends. Herbert Hoover

A budget tells us what we can’t afford, but it doesn’t keep us from buying it. William Feather

Memes for economists, financiers and accountants

Finance jokes:

A mathematician, an accountant and an economist apply for the same job.

The interviewer calls in the mathematician and asks “What do two plus two equal?” The mathematician replies “Four.” The interviewer asks “Four, exactly?” The mathematician looks at the interviewer incredulously and says “Yes, four, exactly.”

Then the interviewer calls in the accountant and asks the same question “What do two plus two equal?” The accountant says “On average, four – give or take ten percent, but on average, four.”

Then the interviewer calls in the economist and poses the same question “What do two plus two equal?” The economist gets up, locks the door, closes the shade, sits down next to the interviewer and says, “What do you want it to equal”?

 

Three econometricians went out hunting, and came across a large deer. The first econometrician fired, but missed, by a meter to the left. The second econometrician fired, but also missed, by a meter to the right. The third econometrician didn’t fire, but shouted in triumph, “We got it! We got it!”

 

A mathematician, a theoretical economist, and an econometrician are asked to find a black cat (who doesn’t really exist) in a closed room with the lights off. The mathematician gets crazy trying to find a black cat that doesn’t exist inside the darkened room and ends up in a psychiatric hospital. The theoretical economist is unable to catch the black cat that doesn’t exist inside the darkened room, but exits the room proudly proclaiming that he can construct a model to describe all his movements with extreme accuracy. The econometrician walks securely into the darkened room, spends one hour looking for the black cat that doesn’t exits and shouts from inside the room that he has caught it by the neck.”

Money is like manure. You have to spread it around or it smells. J. Paul Getty

The people who know personal finance hide the money very carefully. James Altucher

Memes and jokes about economy, finance and accountancy

Jokes:

SOCIALISM: You have two cows. The state takes one and gives it to someone else.
COMMUNISM: You have two cows. The State takes both of them and gives you the milk.
FASCISM: You have two cows. The State takes both of them and sells you the milk.
MILITARY DICTATORSHIP: You have two cows. The State takes both of them and shoots you.
BUREAUCRACY: You have two cows. The state takes both of them, accidentally kills one and spills the milk in the sewer.
CAPITALISM: You have two cows. You sell one and buy a bull.
PURE DEMOCRACY: You have two cows. Your neighbors decide who gets the milk.

REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY: You have two cows. Your neighbors pick someone to decide who gets the milk.

AMERICAN DEMOCRACY: The government promises to give you two cows if you vote for it. After the election, the president is impeached for speculating in cow futures. The press dubs the affair “Cowgate”.

ANARCHY: You have two cows. Either you sell the milk at a fair price or your neighbors kill you and take the cows.

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Engineers and scientists will never make as much money as business executives. Now a rigorous mathematical proof that explains why this is true:

Postulate 1: Knowledge is Power.
Postulate 2: Time is Money.

As every engineer knows,

Work
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Time

Since Knowledge = Power, and Time =Money, we have

Work
——— = Knowledge
Money

Solving for Money, we get:

Work
———– = Money
Knowledge

Thus, as Knowledge approaches zero, Money approaches infinity regardless of the Work done.
Conclusion: The Less you Know, the more money you Make.

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Heard at the Wharton School.

Man walking along a road in the countryside comes across a shepherd and a huge flock of sheep. Tells the shepherd, “I will bet you $100 against one of your sheep that I can tell you the exact number in this flock.” The shepherd thinks it over; it’s a big flock so he takes the bet. “973,” says the man. The shepherd is astonished, because that is exactly right. Says “OK, I’m a man of my word, take an animal.” Man picks one up and begins to walk away.

“Wait,” cries the shepherd, “Let me have a chance to get even. Double or nothing that I can guess your exact occupation.” Man says sure. “You are an economist for a government think tank,” says the shepherd. “Amazing!” responds the man, “You are exactly right! But tell me, how did you deduce that?”

“Well,” says the shepherd, “put down my dog and I will tell you.”

 

Three guys decide to play a round of golf: a priest, a psychologist, and an economist.

They get behind a *very* slow two-some, who, despite a caddy, are taking all day to line up their shots and four-putting every green, and so on. By the 8th hole, the three men are complaining loudly about the slow play ahead and swearing a blue streak, and so on. The priest says, “Holy Mary, I pray that they should take some lessons before they play again.” The psychologist says, “I swear there are people that like to play golf slowly.” The economist says, “I really didn’t expect to spend this much time playing a round of golf.”

By the 9th hole, they have had it with slow play, so the psychologist goes to the caddy and demands that they be allowed to play through. The caddy says O.K., but then explains that the two golfers are blind, that both are retired firemen who lost their eyesight saving people in a fire, and that explains their slow play, and would they please not swear and complain so loud.

The priest is mortified; he says, “Here I am a man of the cloth and I’ve been swearing at the slow play of two blind men.” The psychologist is also mortified; he says, “Here I am a man trained to help others with their problems and I’ve been complaining about the slow play of two blind men.”

The economist ponders the situation-finally he goes back to the caddy and says, “Listen, the next time could they play at night.

A physicist, a chemist and an economist are stranded on an island, with nothing to eat. A can of soup washes ashore. The physicist says, “Lets smash the can open with a rock.” The chemist says, “Let’s build a fire and heat the can first.” The economist says, “Lets assume that we have a can-opener…”

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Humor para traductores: “Instrucciones de una sandwichera”, por Berto Romero

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Vídeo: Instrucciones de una sandwichera

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Berto Romero en Buenafuente

Divertidísimo análisis por parte de Berto Romero de una traducción pésima de las instrucciones de una sandwichera. Todavía me estoy riendo y necesitaba compartirlo. Tiene momentos realmente memorables. Los adjetivos se quedan cortos para definirlo:  gracioso, ocurrente, guasón, chistoso, salado, cachondo, entretenido, ameno, distraído, placentero… Aunque debo advertir a los fabricantes de sandwicheras y electrodomésticos en general que una mala traducción puede provocar accidentes y eso llevarlos a juicio. En fin, que la broma les puede salir muy cara.

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Harlem Shake en la Bolsa de Nueva York (Humor financiero)

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Un poco de humor de vez en cuando no viene mal para relajarnos un poquito. Acabo de encontrar este vídeo en youtube, y me he reído mucho. Desconocía que se había organizado un Harlem Shake en la bolsa de Nueva York. ¿Queda algún lugar dónde todavía no se haya perpetrado el famoso baile colectivo? Me imagino que sí, pero cada vez quedan menos. He intentado averiguar si se trata de un montaje, pero parece que no. El evento tuvo lugar el 23 de febrero de 2013 ¡Ahora ya sabéis a qué se refieren cuando dicen que los mercados se han vuelto locos!

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Vídeos de humor para Traductores e Intérpretes

He aquí una recopilación de vídeos y gags relacionados con el mundo de la traducción y la interpretación. Desde “Cosas que parecen normales cuando eres traductor” a los grandísimos e inimitables Monty Python, pasando por Vaya Semanita y un coreano con malas pulgas.

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Es el vídeo sobre traducción con más visitas en internet. ¡Un vídeo buenísimo y con un gran sentido del humor! Si aún no lo conoces, te lo recomiendo. Me he reído mucho. Cualquier traductor se verá reflejado de inmediato. La autora es Paula García. Aun así, amamos este trabajo 🙂

Kim Jong-Un y su intérprete… Ups… Mejor no digo nada…

Los de Vaya semanita, programa de humor de Euskal Telebista, también tienen sus gags de humor para traductores e intérpretes…

¿Y qué decir de este gran clásico del humor? Monty Python con su célebre sucia guía húngara. Un gag con final apoteósico…

“This book is la hostia”, New Times York

“¡Que quede claro que yo no soy el autor!”, Noam Chomsky

“Un libro de lectura obligada, literalmente. ¡Qué pesados los Nohay Chomskies, largaos ya del bar de una vez y dejad de leer en voz alta!”, Facundo Pérez, dueño de El Paquirri

“Misa no entender tusa”, Jar Jar Binks

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