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Re: Signature discussion thread

Unread postby WeiWenDi » Sun Jul 31, 2011 11:52 pm

TooMuchBaijiu wrote:I can't speak a word of Chinese (Well, I know 'ni hao') and I still lol'ed at the first line. You got the pauses down and everything!

Just out of curiosity, though, what are the differences between our versions?


Actually, there really aren't too many differences; I just fixed a few words (like 烟头 = 'cigarette butt' to 屁股 = 'arse'), and shifted around or changed some of the words so that it rhymes or reflects the meaning.
Some more blood, Chekov. The needle won't hurt, Chekov. Take off your shirt, Chekov. Roll over, Chekov. Breathe deeply, Chekov. Blood sample, Chekov! Marrow sample, Chekov! Skin sample, Chekov! If I live long enough... I'm going to run out of samples.
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Re: Signature discussion thread

Unread postby TooMuchBaijiu » Mon Aug 01, 2011 12:21 am

Fixed. Were there any other glaring inaccuracies that would survive a Google translation, btw? I'm guessing the majority of members are about as clueless in Mandarin as I am, and it wouldn't do to have the, uh, "well-rounded" wisdom of the passage be lost on them.
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Re: Signature discussion thread

Unread postby Lady Wu » Mon Aug 01, 2011 6:51 am

Please don't use Google Translate for Chinese or Japanese. PLEASE. FOR THE LOVE OF CAO MENGDE'S BEARD.

Even Babelfish does a superior job.

I don't know the original, but if you'd like, slap it on here and I'll do my magic.
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Re: Signature discussion thread

Unread postby TooMuchBaijiu » Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:03 am

Yeah, but there's two rules regarding the explanation of jokes:

#1: Don't explain the joke
#2: Jokes are not to be explained

I guess I misfired this time around. I'll go back to a language where I have a higher batting average.

It was the first four lines to "Baby Got Back", by the way.
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Re: Signature discussion thread

Unread postby Mitsunari » Tue Oct 18, 2011 1:54 pm

Well I've been stung by the might of my own facepalm after using Google to translate Chinese...however I got this off a seemingly reliable site:

故其疾如風,其徐如林 侵掠如火,不動如山

*Wonders if indeed it says what I hope it says...*
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Re: Signature discussion thread

Unread postby GuoBia » Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:19 am

I don't know anymore I just added random stuff to it : (
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Re: Signature discussion thread

Unread postby Lady Wu » Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:37 am

Mitsunari wrote:Well I've been stung by the might of my own facepalm after using Google to translate Chinese...however I got this off a seemingly reliable site:

故其疾如風,其徐如林 侵掠如火,不動如山

*Wonders if indeed it says what I hope it says...*

"Therefore, it/he is as swift as the wind, as steady as the forest;
it/he ravages as the fire, and is as still as the mountain."
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Re: Signature discussion thread

Unread postby Shen Ai » Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:39 pm

My one is based on the old meme on Pan Feng, the general killed by Hua Xiong.

"I've a brave warrior in my army. Pan Feng is his name, and he can slay this Hua Xiong"

Unfortunately, poor Pan Feng was destroyed.
I've a brave warrior in my army. Shen Ai is his name, and he can slay this Hua Xiong.

Wei has no more famous commanders, Shen Ai takes lead of the vanguard!

Even a commoner on the street knows what Shen Ai is thinking!
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Re: Signature discussion thread

Unread postby TooMuchBaijiu » Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:51 pm

Hey, I got a title! For five seconds, I was "Haxzor of Shen Zhou" or something. What was that about?
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Re: Signature discussion thread

Unread postby Zhuanyong » Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:16 am

TooMuchBaijiu wrote:Hey, I got a title! For five seconds, I was "Haxzor of Shen Zhou" or something. What was that about?


Well, at least you had one. :lol: Maybe James was playing around with your title?
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