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The Whisky's Great, Though The Steak is Lousy

24 April, 2015

That title is a rough translation of the famous Bible quote in Matthew: "The spirit indeed is willing but the flesh is weak."

Same, same, but different. 

A better known butchery is the hatchet job for the idiom - "Out of sight, out of mind." Urban legend insists that a machine translation converted the phrases into "Invisible insane."

After so much top-shelf clueing, I thought the time was right to revel at a lower level, choosing a piece of idiom and dreaming up a botched translation. My openers:

Carry a torch for - Act as usher

By and large - Next-door and colossal

Can't see the wood for the trees - Lost in the canopy

Not the sharpest knife in the drawer - That's a spoon

Lightweight, but hey - it's Friday. Feel free to rnasakc the Rogets and add to this list of failed translations

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