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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

It ain't Klingon

But this solicitation for government translators is sure to provoke some comment.

Comments (7)

I be firs'.

Reminds me of the scene from "Airplane" where the white granny (the actress who played June Cleaver, I think) translates "Jive" for the stewardess.

So, the dorks at DEA can't follow what kids on the street are saying. Kind of funny.


I hope Wikileaks gets transcripts. Could be some entertaining reading.

"Reminds me of the scene from "Airplane..."

Barbara Billingsley, and here's the clip:


And no, rita, it isn't "mean-spirited," it's funny as a rubber crutch.

I gotta tell ya, as a full blooded Italian, I always wondered why it was so taboo to emulate black dialect (legitimate linguistic term), Asian, etc... But Father Guido Sarducci was widely accepted as funny stuff. I think they can all be funny! What's the big deal??

Well, Don (Father Guido) Novello is Italian.

I never thought I'd live to see the day that "jive-talk'in" is a job skill. I've seen everything now!

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