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176: Lost in Translation


Ex squeeze me? Baking powder? We take a trip around the world and get lost in translation this week! Pardon Colin's French because he borrowed a bunch of words in his quiz, and darling Dana dives into the astonishing history of the Navajo code talkers, and why & how it baffled so many enemies during the World Wars. Foreign dubbing in Hollywood, and the patterns of translated movie titles in Japan. Chris has a bonus quiz about fake movies that are in real movies! It's a movie-ception!

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RUNTIME: 1 hour 5 minutes 4 seconds

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About the Marilyn Monroe movie translated into "the affair of the seventh year ", you said it is 7年目の浮気 (nananenme no uwaki), you said uwaki has an emphasis on martial affair.
It's not as it would be furin 不倫.

It was nice to hear about Japan and the Japanese language ;)
Oh, and nice to hear you talking about my native language, French!

March 15, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterChris in Japan

In my previous comment, of course I meant "marital" and not "martial".

March 15, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterChris in Japan

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March 16, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca

I have a small "um, actually." The reason Mardi Gras is "Fat Tuesday" was because people would not eat meat during lent. This meant that no products from the slaughter of animals was consumed either--and for a long time the only fat used in cooking was lard. Thus, you made lots of things with lard (fried foods and pastry--like king cake) to get rid of your fat because it would spoil before the end of Lent. (I used to be a French teacher :D )

March 18, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMande

There is just recently a version of Rosetta Stone that teaches Navajo. Star Wars: A New Hope has been dubbed in Navajo. As has Finding Nemo. All done in efforts to preserve out dying language. All original firsties have passed on in the last few years. On the reservation there are great efforts to immerse the youth in the language, that it has become required curriculum. Slowly, but surely we will get there.

April 7, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAmber Taliman

I am using the word 'literally' in this next sentence corectly so please understand what I am actually saying. During the french/english quiz, when Chris mentioned mentioned making a papier mache Mac Tonight head for Halloween mask ---I literally did a spit take. I, too made a papier mache Mac Tonight head!!! Now of course I wonder how many of us are out there.... What a weird commonality.

May 30, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterEly

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