Wednesday, June 18, 2008

A winner in any language

I've seen various hockey blogs quoted in all sorts of different publications, but this might be a new one.

Great — I've upset fans in San Jose and the homeland.


At 8:08 a.m., June 18, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

World-wide fame.

Not all positive, apparently. :)

At 8:21 a.m., June 18, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"In his 2089 caused gates shots (Nabokov reflected 1802), but Martin missed a 20 washers less."

oh snap... they totally pwned you there, mirtle.

At 9:05 a.m., June 18, 2008, Anonymous Whale4ever said...

Martin Brody is also a superb shark slayer who prefers bigger boats.

At 10:24 a.m., June 18, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That translation made absolutely zero sense. But it was funny anyway.

At 11:25 a.m., June 18, 2008, Blogger Doogie said...

Why the hell does the translator turn "Nabokov" into "Washington"? Has Google never heard of, say, Vladimir Nabokov? (Either of them?)

As for the rest of the translation, a lot of the problem is with transliteration and transcription. Go to Cyrillic and back with some of our less straightforward words, and you get some seriously fucked-up stuff, especially when Russian case rules are applied and the word changes form; it gets even better with French words. Also, computerized-translation word choice is always amusing.

At 12:30 p.m., June 18, 2008, Blogger The Gate To The Groin For Yannick Bertrand said...

...forward "AK Leopard" Kirill Petrov, and immediately followed defender "Tractors" Vyacheslav Voynov.

Russians have awesome nicknames.

At 1:40 p.m., June 18, 2008, Blogger Doogie said...

Just to clarify, those are team nicknames, not individual ones.

At 1:50 p.m., June 18, 2008, Blogger Seth Rorabaugh said...

In Soviet Russia, blog writes you!

At 2:47 p.m., June 18, 2008, Blogger Art Vandelay said...

Stay away from sushi bars and umbrella tips.

At 4:21 p.m., June 19, 2008, Blogger dulund said...

Brodo's "Vezina" did not disconcert me until I read this particular point of view. I am now sufficiently disconcerted by his "Vezina."


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