Lost in Translation

October 27, 2010

I always enjoy looking at the english translation of German websites, because just like your local Chinese restaurant, something always gets lost in the translation. I’m thinking I could make a killing by being the english editor for these sights. Anyway, I was recently on an agent’s website, and while in German this is not at all rude, in English, it just doesn’t quite have the “co-dependent, beat around the bush, let’s not upset anyone” flavor:

There are currently no auditions to be scheduled.

Please send your complete material (CV, repertoire, picture, audio or video) per mail or e-mail. These can’t be returned.

We will eventually get in touch with you.

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