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TGIF: Mind Your Language – The First Lesson July 5, 2019

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Mind Your Language is a British comedy television series that premiered on ITV in late 1977. The series focuses on the adult students of the English as a Foreign Language class in a London school, focusing on the English as a Foreign Language class taught by Mr. Jeremy Brown, who had to deal with a motley crew of foreigners. The class consists of foreigners with varying degrees of English proficiency. The humor of the show is derived from the students misunderstanding English words or terms and plays up to the cultural stereotype of their individual nation of origin. The subtitles should be helpful. I hope no one is offended. Check out the episodes on Youtube.

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TGIS: Awkward! What do you think about this? May 4, 2019

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TGIF: The first interview with Trump’s translator July 20, 2018

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TGIF: Sign language interpreter July 20, 2018

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TGIF: Chris Pratt making an interpreter’s day very difficult April 6, 2018

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TGIF: Google Translate Songs with Idris Elba August 4, 2017

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Miley Cyrus and Jimmy Fallon sing Google Translate Songs June 16, 2017

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Well, it really a “weekend” for me when it’s a holiday in Germany and everyone takes a “Brückentag” and offloads everything onto the freelance translator. But happy Friday all the same.

TGIF: Juliette Binoche and Ricky Gervais translate jokes into English April 14, 2017

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TGIF: Mistranslated menus on The Graham Norton Show March 31, 2017

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TGIF: Best Christmas ad of the year December 9, 2016

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This ad out of Poland (shot in English) tells a moving story that touches on human truths and deep values, using subtle humor and pathos. If you don’t cry I’ll be surprised. I started bawling about halfway through.