With all the (understandable) grimness here as of late, I thought we could all use a good laugh, so I dipped into my realm of language to come up with these brilliant examples of badly translated phrases. Enjoy.

"Ich bin ein Berliner" - "I am a jelly donut." (actual English translation of Kennedy's speech)

"I lust for the poles." - what was supposed to be "I love the Polish people." Jimmy Carter's speech to Polish Sejm (senate).

"Please to be putting slot A into tab B." - I kid you not, from a set of instructions I have regarding putting together a toy from China.

Anyone else got any good examples of mangled language?


There are reasons I'm taking medication. They're called "other people." - Me, displaying my anti-social tendancies