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TGIF: Bad translations May 28, 2009

Posted by Jill (@bonnjill) in Fun stuff, Random musings, TGIF.

Today is the one year anniversary of this blog. With this post, I have published 301 posts in the last year. Wow, that’s a lot of random musings and TGIF videos! I hope they amused and helped you. I would like to thank all my subscribers and readers for finding me and sharing your insight in the Comments. I have said several times that I think the Comments are the best part of a blog. Without them it would just be me nattering on about all kinds of things – and who cares about that.This site is all about community- let’s keep it growing! So thanks for sharing the last year with me! It’s been a blast, and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it.

And to those of you who have stumbled on my blog doing searches on German men, German culture, word count, 1099 questions, international banking, etc., thanks for stopping by and come back soon!

But it’s also Friday, so I hope you enjoy this slide show of bad translations.



1. Nathalie Reis - May 29, 2009

Happy anniversary! Thanks for sharing this video with us, very funny! I like the track in the background. Who is it?

jillsommer - May 29, 2009

Hi Nathalie, thanks for the kind words. I unfortunately have no idea. I found the video on YouTube. If you doubleclick on the video it will call up the YouTube page and you can contact the author of the video there.

2. Tom Ellett - May 29, 2009

Congratulations on your first year of blogging, Jill – the first of many, I hope!

3. Cat - May 29, 2009


jillsommer - May 29, 2009

Cat, we missed you tonight at Balaton! You should start coming again. We speak a lot more German now that some native speakers joined the group.

4. Sarah Vilece - May 30, 2009

Congrats on one year and running. With 300+ posts I thought you must have been doing this for at least several years! Keep it up. I enjoy your blog and it was certainly part of the inspiration for me to start my own.

5. Litterate T&L - May 30, 2009


Thanks for sharing the video, it’s so funny!

6. truegerman - May 31, 2009

Congratulations to one year of bloggin. I enjoyed the video very much, especially the insulted screwdrivers. Those bad translations can be really poetic, like the sleeping grass.

7. Corinne McKay - June 1, 2009

Thanks for a great year of posts, can’t wait for more in year #2!

8. Judy Jenner - June 4, 2009

Felicidades, it’s been a great year. I was an early fan of your blog, and still am. Here’s a virtual toast to many more years of wonderful collegial exchange. ¡Salud! Prost! (hicks)

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