Some names don't translate well

by Volker Weber


To my English speaking friends, this is what the name means in German.


Ich glaub ihm das.

Andreas Imnitzer, 2014-08-27

Der kennt bestimmt auch Wayne...

Ingo Seifert, 2014-08-27

This reminds me of an amusing, but possibly apocryphal tale told me recently by a colleague.

Many years ago apparently, his significant other was involved in the launch of a company formed by the merger of GEC and Plessey. The new company was to be called GPT. When she asked what the company was to be named in France, she was told "GPT of course!"

You can't do that, how would we answer the phone? Bonjour. GPT?'ai%20p%C3%A9t%C3%A9

Chris Linfoot, 2014-08-27

Kollege Sucker aus Hamburg hatte auch Spaß mit Facebook. Die haben ihm den Namen nicht geglaubt

Stephan H. Wissel, 2014-08-28

Bestimmt ein Kumpel von Franco Foda (in der portugiesischen Übersetzung).

Kai Bode, 2014-09-02

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