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August 16, 2005

The backstroke of the West?

Thanks to Byzantium's Shores I found a site under the name of Matthew in Beirut" that has an absolutely hilarious set of "Captions" or "Sub titles" to the latest Star Wars movie. Obviously some enterprising individual managed to make a video copy of the original inside a cinema - according to this blogger, in China - and has then done a subtitling job to translate it back into English. Or something!

My sides hurt after laughing at some of the hilarious translations. An example for whetting your apetite is the translation of the Title, "Revenge of the Sith", which is rendered as "The Backstroke of the West"! I hope George Lucas enjoys them as well - I would guess that the pirate copies of this movie are already going like hotcakes in the Far East!

Posted by The Gray Monk at August 16, 2005 10:19 AM


Thanks for passing this on! Too funny.

Posted by: vw bug at August 16, 2005 01:19 PM