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  1. Lackuna
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  2. Matt Bramowicz
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    RT @Lackuna: 5 Historically Legendary Translation Blunders http://t.co/Piv0plBn

  3. Kate Ngale
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    Very interesting article-how I wish all translations could be perfect!! It is so sad to imagine the disastrous consequences of mistranslation………

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  4. The 'StopThat!' Girl
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    #translationfail 5 Historically Legendary Translation Blunders http://t.co/DGqJZjcl

  5. Jonny
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    There is also the small matter of the bible…

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  6. Jared Romey
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  7. Angelike Paez
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  8. Jeovane
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  9. Catharine Cellier-Smart
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    In his book “Is that a Fish in Your Ear” David Bellos mentions how in 1870 the Havas News Agency in Paris mistranslated the German “Adjutant” (meaning a high-ranking courtier or aristocratic aide-de-camp) into the French “Adjudant” (meaning a Sergeant-major or Warrant officer). So it seemed that the French ambassador to Germany had received a message from the Kaiser delivered by a low-ranking messenger. This disrespect outraged the French and six days later they declared war. (Although the outbreak of war was probably inevitable anyway, the effect of the mistranslation did certainly not help things along).

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  10. Jared Romey
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  11. Catherine Christaki
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    5 Historically Legendary Translation Blunders http://t.co/x1AcTdDU by @lackuna #xl8

  12. Poliglotti4.eu
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  13. Sajan
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  14. Jared Romey
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  15. Suyash Suprabh
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  16. Global to Local
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  17. Vadim Kadyrov
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    President of #Iran, Mahmoud #Ahmadinejad called for Israel to be ‘wiped off the map’. Or so most people thought – http://t.co/OnsuBpxO

  18. Christine Schmit
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  19. Sabine Sur
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  20. Peter Christensen
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    Re: #1 Um… *speechless* RT @Iwwersetzerin: RT @Lackuna: 5 Historically Legendary Translation Blunders http://t.co/JUcfrH0V

  21. Jared Romey
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  22. Translocal
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  23. Jared Romey
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  24. Name Withheld
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    What about “Ich bin ein Berliner”?

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  25. Jared Romey
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  26. Jared Romey
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  27. Jared Romey
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  28. Kwintessentialarabia
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  29. Sawsan Abu Omar
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  30. Jared Romey
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    5 Historically Legendary Translation Blunders http://t.co/LYLTA97M RT @Lackuna #flteach

  31. Jared Romey
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  32. Kops Translations
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  33. Jared Romey
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  34. Jared Romey
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  35. Jared Romey
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  36. MarieLouise McKendry
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    @pocamona no pressure :-) 5 Historically Legendary Translation Blunders http://t.co/PtG2jkCY

  37. pocamona
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    @MarieLMcKendry Oh, dear! I'm sure some of mine will make history, too ;) 5 Historically Legendary Translation Blunders http://t.co/RwzVQR6h

  38. Jared Romey
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  39. Jared Romey
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  40. Jared Romey
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  41. Jared Romey
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  42. HCPS Languages
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  43. hyperlingo
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  44. Lindsey Brown
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  45. icpjones
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  46. icpjones
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    Mistranslations can cause wars http://t.co/XbVOdsEC

  47. Teresa MacKinnon
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    Mistranslations can cause wars http://t.co/XbVOdsEC

  48. Evon Zundel
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  49. Exeter Modern Langs
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  50. Jared Romey
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  51. Lexcode Inc.
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  52. conversationson
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    “@JaredRomey: 5 Historically Legendary Translation Blunders http://t.co/nzJm3H2E RT @Lackuna #flteach” amazing to think how it could be diff

  53. Jared Romey
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  54. Jared Romey
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  55. Rebekka Wellmanns
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  56. SeproTecUSA
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  57. SeproTec
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  58. Jared Romey
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  59. Jared Romey
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  60. BabbleGlot
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  61. Jared Romey
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  62. BabbleGlot
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  63. hyperlingo
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  64. Birgitta Herskind
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  65. Matthias Rascher
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  66. Afshan
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  67. Matthias Rascher
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  68. Richard L.
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  69. aslihan karay
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  70. lynne richardson
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  71. Gloria Baldoni
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  72. Johnrev Guilaran
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  73. Luc Acallar
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  74. Sandy Bens
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  75. Kennedy Schultz
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