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Re: Jokes that don't translate

Postby Dustin » Thu 01.13.2011 2:36 pm

NileCat wrote:Q. なぜシンデレラは良いサッカー選手になれなかったのか?

A. 彼女は靴をなくし、舞踏会から逃げ、馬車はカボチャだったから。




Why wasn't cinderella a good soccer player?

Because she lost her shoes, runs from the ball, and has a pumpkin for a coach!

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Re: Jokes that don't translate

Postby NileCat » Thu 01.13.2011 2:43 pm

furrykef wrote:Don't forget to answer mine from earlier:

Q: 茶色のくっつくものは、何という?
A: 棒。

What is brown and sticky?
A stick.
:think:

A 「目のない鹿のことを何ていう?」
B 「わかりません」

A 「死んだ目のない鹿のことは何ていう?」
B 「まだわかりません」
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Re: Jokes that don't translate

Postby Dustin » Thu 01.13.2011 2:51 pm

NileCat wrote:
furrykef wrote:Don't forget to answer mine from earlier:

Q: 茶色のくっつくものは、何という?
A: 棒。

What is brown and sticky?
A stick.
:think:


/facepalm
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Re: Jokes that don't translate

Postby furrykef » Thu 01.13.2011 2:59 pm

NileCat wrote:A 「目のない鹿のことを何ていう?」
B 「わかりません」

A 「死んだ目のない鹿のことは何ていう?」
B 「まだわかりません」

What do you call a deer with no eyes?
No idear ("No-eye deer")

What do you call a dead deer with no eyes?
Still no idear

Good one! :)

Let's see now...

Q: 足のない牛のことを何ていう?
A: 挽肉
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Re: Jokes that don't translate

Postby Dustin » Thu 01.13.2011 3:04 pm

furrykef wrote:
Q: 足のない牛のことを何ていう?
A: 挽肉


What do you call a cow with no legs?

Ground beef!
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Re: Jokes that don't translate

Postby furrykef » Thu 01.13.2011 3:12 pm

Well, pbbthh. Got a follow-up? :)
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Re: Jokes that don't translate

Postby chikara » Thu 01.13.2011 7:45 pm

furrykef wrote:....
Q: 足のない牛のことを何ていう?
A: 挽肉

Minced beef :?

That joke doesn't translate into Australian or British English. I only know what "ground beef" is because I lived in the USA for a time. I don't believe that term is used outside of North America.

Q: あなたはどこで足のない牛を見付けますか
A: どこに置きました
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Re: Jokes that don't translate

Postby NileCat » Fri 01.14.2011 8:20 am

chikara wrote:Q: あなたはどこで足のない牛を見付けますか
A: どこに置きました

Q: Where do you find a cow with no legs?
A: Where did you leave it?

correct?
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Re: Jokes that don't translate

Postby furrykef » Fri 01.14.2011 10:36 am

I'm pretty sure that's the joke, but it doesn't seem to rely on an untranslatable quality. :think: (By which I mean it isn't necessarily funny in Japanese -- I wouldn't know -- but it seems comprehensible, though the translation seems overly literal.)
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Re: Jokes that don't translate

Postby Disco » Mon 01.17.2011 2:03 am

A:ね、ちゃんとお風呂に入りますか?
B:はい
A: キモイ!姉ちゃんとお風呂に入りますか?!w
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Re: Jokes that don't translate

Postby chikara » Mon 01.17.2011 9:44 pm

NileCat wrote:
chikara wrote:Q: あなたはどこで足のない牛を見付けますか
A: どこに置きました

Q: Where do you find a cow with no legs?
A: Where did you leave it?

correct?

Where you left it. :)

furrykef wrote:I'm pretty sure that's the joke, but it doesn't seem to rely on an untranslatable quality. :think: ...

Oh :think:
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Re: Jokes that don't translate

Postby ss » Mon 02.14.2011 11:55 pm

NileCat wrote:

Furrykef wrote:
Don't forget to answer mine from earlier:

Q: 茶色のくっつくものは、何という?
A: 棒。


What is brown and sticky?
A stick.
:think:


Furrykef, what's the answer?
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Re: Jokes that don't translate

Postby Dustin » Mon 02.14.2011 11:59 pm

ss wrote:
NileCat wrote:

Furrykef wrote:
Don't forget to answer mine from earlier:

Q: 茶色のくっつくものは、何という?
A: 棒。


What is brown and sticky?
A stick.
:think:


Furrykef, what's the answer?



The answer is a stick, it's brown, and "stick"y ( sticklike ) LOL
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Re: Jokes that don't translate

Postby ss » Tue 02.15.2011 12:04 am

I thought it was a "lipstick". You know, there are many colors, and I do keep a brown lipstick in my bag, sometimes.
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Re: Jokes that don't translate

Postby furrykef » Tue 02.15.2011 8:27 am

Yep, Dustin's got it.
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