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Radio program about Biggles

Postby Lycaea » 12 Sep 2018, 09:59

I'm afraid those of you who don't speak the language of honour and heroes (i. e. Swedish) won't have any use for this… But if anyone out there does speak Swedish, there is a new radio program about whatever happened to Biggles from the Finnish, Swedish-speaking Public Service. I'm one of the persons interviewed.

https://svenska.yle.fi/artikel/2018/09/ ... j-articles
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Re: Radio program about Biggles

Postby kylie_koyote » 12 Sep 2018, 11:16

Good for you! (Even if I can't understand it.)
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Re: Radio program about Biggles

Postby Kismet » 12 Sep 2018, 14:09

I’ve google translated this which has not only given me the gist of the article, but provided me with many moments of mirth. Congratulations on your contribution to this, Lycea, and I know that the mistranslations are Google and nothing to do with you.

I’m afraid that I must share my favourite mistranslations:

:twisted: Biggles boyfriend fights on the fins in the book from 1941

:twisted: Just one year after the end of the Winter War, England published a poetry book depicting the Soviet Union's attack on Finland.

:twisted: The books about Biggles and his male puppets composed of Algy, Ginger and Bertie

:twisted: before the Biggles and his batsman finally succeed in seizing it.

:twisted: and also confronted the German archbishop von Stahlhein,

:twisted: but by the way, Biggles and his hangover are a bunch of kidding boys who do not kill unnecessarily.

Priceless. Today is turning into a very good day.
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Re: Radio program about Biggles

Postby kylie_koyote » 12 Sep 2018, 14:14

I laughed so hard I nearly had an accident with my coffee and my computer...
"For goodness sake stop that Yankee drawl, or you'll have us all doing it before you've finished."
"OK baby - sorry - I mean, righto."
"That's better."
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Re: Radio program about Biggles

Postby Fairblue » 12 Sep 2018, 14:46

Kismet wrote:I’ve google translated this which has not only given me the gist of the article, but provided me with many moments of mirth. Congratulations on your contribution to this, Lycea, and I know that the mistranslations are Google and nothing to do with you.

I’m afraid that I must share my favourite mistranslations:

:twisted: Biggles boyfriend fights on the fins in the book from 1941

:twisted: Just one year after the end of the Winter War, England published a poetry book depicting the Soviet Union's attack on Finland.

:twisted: The books about Biggles and his male puppets composed of Algy, Ginger and Bertie

:twisted: before the Biggles and his batsman finally succeed in seizing it.

:twisted: and also confronted the German archbishop von Stahlhein,

:twisted: but by the way, Biggles and his hangover are a bunch of kidding boys who do not kill unnecessarily.

Priceless. Today is turning into a very good day.

These are indeed priceless, Kismet. Thank you for taking the time to translate.
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Re: Radio program about Biggles

Postby Indian Civil Service » 12 Sep 2018, 16:45

:lol: :lol:
Kismet wrote:I’ve google translated this which has not only given me the gist of the article, but provided me with many moments of mirth. Congratulations on your contribution to this, Lycea, and I know that the mistranslations are Google and nothing to do with you.

I’m afraid that I must share my favourite mistranslations:

:twisted: Biggles boyfriend fights on the fins in the book from 1941

:twisted: Just one year after the end of the Winter War, England published a poetry book depicting the Soviet Union's attack on Finland.

:twisted: The books about Biggles and his male puppets composed of Algy, Ginger and Bertie

:twisted: before the Biggles and his batsman finally succeed in seizing it.

:twisted: and also confronted the German archbishop von Stahlhein,

:twisted: but by the way, Biggles and his hangover are a bunch of kidding boys who do not kill unnecessarily.

Priceless. Today is turning into a very good day.
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Re: Radio program about Biggles

Postby kylie_koyote » 12 Sep 2018, 16:49

It's the "puppets" that kill me. :imao: :imao:

Google Translate apparently got this confused with the Challenge stories.
"For goodness sake stop that Yankee drawl, or you'll have us all doing it before you've finished."
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Re: Radio program about Biggles

Postby OzBiggles1963 » 13 Sep 2018, 10:53

kylie_koyote wrote:It's the "puppets" that kill me. :imao: :imao:

Google Translate apparently got this confused with the Challenge stories.


Nah! For me, it has to be "German archbishop von Stahlhein"...'strewth. :? :faint: :laughspit:
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Re: Radio program about Biggles

Postby Lycaea » 16 Sep 2018, 08:20

Kismet wrote:I’ve google translated this which has not only given me the gist of the article, but provided me with many moments of mirth. Congratulations on your contribution to this, Lycea, and I know that the mistranslations are Google and nothing to do with you.

I’m afraid that I must share my favourite mistranslations:

:twisted: Biggles boyfriend fights on the fins in the book from 1941

:twisted: Just one year after the end of the Winter War, England published a poetry book depicting the Soviet Union's attack on Finland.

:twisted: The books about Biggles and his male puppets composed of Algy, Ginger and Bertie

:twisted: before the Biggles and his batsman finally succeed in seizing it.

:twisted: and also confronted the German archbishop von Stahlhein,

:twisted: but by the way, Biggles and his hangover are a bunch of kidding boys who do not kill unnecessarily.

Priceless. Today is turning into a very good day.

:imao: Glad you could find some use for it!
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Re: Radio program about Biggles

Postby HostileCacti » 17 Sep 2018, 10:53

:lol: I just love those machine translations :lol:

My favourite was the one about the poetry book. Or maybe that one is true :lol: :shock:

England published a poetry book depicting the Soviet Union's attack on Finland.


But I'm forgetting the radio program. :?
Since I do know:
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Re: Radio program about Biggles

Postby Spitfire666 » 19 Sep 2018, 08:16

OzBiggles1963 wrote:Nah! For me, it has to be "German archbishop von Stahlhein"...'strewth. :? :faint: :laughspit:

Congratulations, Lycaea, and many thanks Kismet. I have to agree with OzB, Archbishop von Stahlhein will take some beating. :lol:
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Re: Radio program about Biggles

Postby Tracer » 19 Sep 2018, 10:41

How diplomatic! I might try reading that book again, having stalled early on at every attempt.
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