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December 17, 2003 02:57 AM

Broken: Lord of the Rings review (funny)

Dave L. writes:

With the imminent release of Return of the King, I thought you might like this.

This is a clipping from an inflight magazine from "Air Caribe" (one of the Caribbean island-hopping airlines) from about August 2002.

Something is definitely a little broken here :)

And, folks, remember (as if you need reminding) that today is the release date of Return of the King!


The explanation is that in french, ring is anneau, and lamb is agneau

Posted by: Blaise at December 17, 2003 01:59 PM

Heh. I know enough French to understand how they made the mistakes they did, but still... one would think whoever translated that would have looked things up just to double-check.

Posted by: codeman38 at December 17, 2003 09:20 PM

I speak fluent French, and I agree with codeman38. Those mistakes are understandable, but it looks like it was translated from a cheap free online translator. Mistakes like that are slightly foolish, but entertaining non-the-less.

Posted by: never mind that at December 19, 2003 05:03 PM

I want to see its companion film, "Silence of the Rings".

Posted by: joe at March 31, 2004 04:11 PM

I can't wait to see "the two turns"

Posted by: me at September 15, 2004 08:11 PM

What is an "amateur of the hobbit?"

Posted by: Brian at February 24, 2005 01:02 PM

>what is an amateur of the hobbit?

umm... i'll bet it's somebody who's never read/seen LOTR.

Posted by: Bob at April 6, 2005 08:28 PM

In this context "amateur" (pronounced roughly "om-ah-TERR") can be best translated as "fan"; definitely not the same as its English cognate.

This is sort of akin to the sign in English on the Eiffel Tower identifying Thomas Edison as a "famous American physician". Uh, messieurs, try translating "physicien" one more time, s'il vous plait.

Posted by: JayKay at September 1, 2005 08:58 PM

what's "community of the lambs"? but I bet my french essays read as bad as that the other way around, so I guess I can't make fun

Posted by: Joyce at September 4, 2005 07:27 AM

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