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    Smiling again... Zhora's Avatar
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    Of course if you run that quote through the "borkifier" (Swedish Chef translator), you get a much funner quote...

    "Vuoold thees be-a uny guud?" esked Beelbu, vhee zeey vere-a getteeng tured und ungry. "I fuoond it oon zee gruoond vhere-a zee trulls hed zeeur feeght." He-a held oooot a lergeesh key, thuoogh nu duoobt Veelliem hed thuooght it smell und secret.



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    I'm missing a "OMG", there Shayla!

    Oh - that's too funny too, Zhora!
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    Heeheehee. OK, I fed a part of one of my favorite poems through the Swedish Chef translator:
    Vhee yuoo ere-a oold und grey und fooll ooff sleep, Und nuddeeng by zee fure-a, teke-a doon thees buuk, Und slooly reed, und dreem ooff zee sufft luuk Yuoor iyes hed oonce-a, und ooff zeeur shedoos dee-a Hoo muny lufed yuoor muments ooff gled grece-a, Und lufed yuoor beooty veet lufe-a felse-a oor trooe-a, Boot oone-a mun lufed zee peelgrim suool in yuoo, Und lufed zee surroos ooff yuoor chungeeng fece-a;

    I'm amused. Can you guess which poem this is?

    "...Hoo muny lufed yuoor muments ooff gled grece-a?"

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    *disclaimer: Swedes do not speak English like that!!!* (WTF, OMG!!!1111 lol)

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    Modesty, you're a prime example of a Swede who has an excellent command of the English language.

    But can you cook and fling live chickens around? Bork bork bork.

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    Thanks Shayla!
    No... I'm not good at "live chicken flinging" .

    (And no, I don't know the poem)

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    "Would this be any good?" asked Bilbo, when they were getting tired and angry. "I found it on the ground where the trolls had their fight." He held out a largish key, though no doubt William had thought it small and secret.
    In gangster netspeak, that would be:

    woud dis b ne good? asked bilbo when dey were get`n tired nD angry xD. i found it on da ground whurr da trolsz had dere fight. he hel`d out a lrgsh key no doubt william had thought it small nD secret.

    Totally sucks, I'm telling you. The English language will be overrun in no time at all if this goes on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by haejin11377
    In gangster netspeak, that would be:

    woud dis b ne good? asked bilbo when dey were get`n tired nD angry xD. i found it on da ground whurr da trolsz had dere fight. he hel`d out a lrgsh key no doubt william had thought it small nD secret.

    Totally sucks, I'm telling you. The English language will be overrun in no time at all if this goes on.
    FWIW, English has already been overrun... several times. (unless you feel we still speak the language of beowulf?) It is what it is.
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    Shayla, when I read out loud I understood the poem pretty well, but I don't know much about poetry and don't know who wrote it.

    Boot oone-a mun lufed zee peelgrim suool in yuoo, Und lufed zee surroos ooff yuoor chungeeng fece-a;
    But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you, And loved the sorrows of your changing face. (close?) I like that part especially, what poem is this?
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    Yeats. We're going to do him during the second term.

    Here's one of my favourite love poems mutilated by a 12-year-old AOLer, supposedly.

    LOVE SONET XI

    I CRAEV UR MOUTH UR VOIEC UR HARE
    SIELNT!!1111 WTF AND STARVNG I PROWL THROUGH TEH STRETS
    BREAD1!1!1 DO3S NOT NOURISH M3 DAWN DISRUPTS ME AL DAY
    I HUNT FOR DA LIQUID M3ASURA OF UR STEPS

    I!11!1 OMG WTF LOL HUNGAR FOR UR SLEK UR HANDS DA COLOR OF A SAVAEG HARVEST
    HUNG3R FOR DA PAEL S2NES OF UR FNGARNALES
    I WANT 2 EAT UR SKIN LIEK A WHOL3 ALMOND

    I!11! WANT 2 AAT TEH SUNBM FLARNG IN UR LOVALY DA SOVEREIGN NOS3 OF UR AROGANT FAEC
    I WANT 2 AAT TEH FLETNG SHAED OF UR LASHAS

    AND I PAEC AROUND HUNGRY SNIFNG TEH TWILIGHT
    HUNTNG FOR U FOR UR HOT HEART
    LIEK A PUMA IN TEH BARANS OF QUITRATUE

    !!!1! WTF

    Here's what it looks like in original form:

    Love Sonnet XI

    I crave your mouth, your voice, your hair.
    Silent and starving, I prowl through the streets.
    Bread does not nourish me, dawn disrupts me, all day
    I hunt for the liquid measure of your steps.

    I hunger for your sleek laugh,
    your hands the color of a savage harvest,
    hunger for the pale stones of your fingernails,
    I want to eat your skin like a whole almond.

    I want to eat the sunbeam flaring in your lovely body,
    the sovereign nose of your arrogant face,
    I want to eat the fleeting shade of your lashes,

    and I pace around hungry, sniffing the twilight,
    hunting for you, for your hot heart,
    like a puma in the barrens of Quitratue.

    -- Pablo Neruda



    Oh, yeah - I'd say modern English is pretty corrupted. :rolleyes I wish we had a Language Police, or something. I mean - imagine trying to woo your significant other with the first example. I don't think she'd be too impressed. :rolleyes

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