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Badly Translated Instructions

Last post Dec 09, 2009 10:54 PM by lorith . 3 replies.

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  • Badly Translated Instructions

    My mom sent us a new appliance.  The manual is translated from Chinese.  The entire thing is hilarious.  This is my favorite:


    "Do not put the heating base and the temperature controller into water for cleaning.  To avoid the damage of isolation."


    I don't know what it means, but it's forcing me to believe it!


    I don't often get asked to define irony, but when I do, I always say,

    "Why, yes.  Yes, I AM a Field Editor for Taste of Home."

  • Re: Badly Translated Instructions

    To avoid the damage of isolation."

    Instant ennui, huh?


    They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. Ben Franklin
  • Re: Badly Translated Instructions

     I love reading the instructions of use on the chopstick paper cover.


    If I am to believe everything I read, once I figure out how to use the chopsticks I can pick up ANYTHING!


    I'm not psycho.....I just like psychotic things.

    Adria's World

  • Re: Badly Translated Instructions

     "To change side guide from push to pull adjust thinning blot." :

    This is from a manual on a diecutter, that my husband was working on.  


    "Using two heads to push two buttons so hands not cut."  :

    This is from  instructions on a paper cutter. 


    My dh finds them