Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Lost in Translation


While researching lighting for the Bathroom From Hell yesterday I stumbled across this online article from an Asian Distributor. As I'm still sharing a bathroom with my Beloved, I particularly enjoyed their scientific conclusion that a powerful exhaust fan in a shared bathroom lowers the divorce rate. While the article addresses the somewhat 'delicate' issues of communal ablutions, I think they either just hit the Google translate button & copied & pasted literally or employed Dodgey Brothers Translation Services. Either way, it made for such hilarious reading I just had to share it.

'Couple Bathrooms

It is very common today for a wedding couple or significant others to own separate bathrooms. Equivalent married people need their privacy. For those unlucky enough to have to share their antique brass bathroom accessories not tell a spouse, a bathroom exhaust fan is absolutely capital.

As we all know, when sex perform their trouble character the toilet odor is intolerable. A diverse toilet area with a shared bathroom has helped these couples out immensely; however, a bathroom exhaust fan is still needed to satisfy everyone's needs. Exceedingly gentlemen who proceeds their bathrooms with their spouses are relegated to the powder hope to cause their biz. Powder rooms, because of their trifling area, generally keep the strongest bathroom exhaust fans. Manufacturers are so confident shoud new designs they are right away putting a guarantee of 10 seconds on many exhaust fans!

In that a woman spends twice as much time string a bathroom being a individual, bodily is of utmost importance that the gentleman perk his very personal career in a bathroom or at maiden a separate lavatory, preferably onliest subaqueous instanter from the master bathroom.

Turn your showering area into a merriment meadow. The idea of separate bathrooms for couples has saved an enormous amount of money whereas these couples on marriage counseling or tantrum charge. Statistics show that the divorce rate is higher in marriages setting there is one master bathroom with no bathroom exhaust fan. Sensible is funny how particular little piece of hardware, congeneric as a bathroom exhaust fan, could make such a distinction in a marriage.'

Image & with apologies to: James Michael Howard

23 comments:

  1. A divine bathroom photograph coupled with such disturbing Chinglish - magical. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. I've read some doozy's, but that is classic. Perhaps one to print out and stick on the back of the toilet door Millie?? (Until the new bathroom is completed of course.)

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  3. A merriment meadow? I like that. Thanks for the giggles. They do need some help in the translation area.

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  4. I love it. Especially the description of the shower area as a merriment meadow. For skipping and singing happily presumably. I don't know about you but my bathroom doesn't have much merriment going on! I also love the 10 second guarantee.

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  5. Love it... I think just having a bathroom that looks like this image would definitely lower the divorce rate! Ax

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  6. Hilarious and perfect blog material! Too funny--"absolutely capital". Deborah

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  7. Did MOTH know that "perking his very personal career" was at stake when he started this bathroom? Luckily, you'll have your very own merriment meadow should things go awry. Phew! Meredy xo.

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  8. Who knew the common old exhaust fan could be such a big factor in marital bliss! May every household be blessed with one of these magical devices! Leigh

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  9. How I love a good translation....xv

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  10. So that's where I'm going wrong.....I need to get me my very own "merriment meadow".

    Absolutely hilarious Millie, thanks for that chuckle :)

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  11. OH Millie
    Just too many goodies in this one!! Like.. 'when sex perform their trouble character' !... oh yes...of course... beware the dastardly 'trouble character'!!

    But please explain! what is 'onliest subaqueous instanter' ?? haha Love the apologies too!! x Julie

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  12. Oh my Lord, someone translate please ... so funny.
    xoxo

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  13. Hey whats this merriment meadow? I think I'm definately missing out here. But who would know,this is hilarious stuff.

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  14. Thanks Millie.....you are a sweetheart xo

    PS Am STILL laughing at the merriment meadow ;)

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  15. Smelly divorcing bathrooms is the absolute capital issue. Exhaust fan shoud generally be sensible at your merriment meadow.!!
    I think, Mills, that your marriage will survive with or without an exhaust fan!!!!
    I'm off to my merriment meadow now !!!! XXXX

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  16. That is hysterical! I'm off to turn my shower area into a merriment meadow:)!

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  17. You're a hoot! Thought I would follow along... and put you on my blog list... my readers would enjoy your humor.
    Lee
    I am not supposed to be blogging right now...oops!

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  18. I guess the only thing we had 55 years ago when we got married was an outside toilet and while it had two holes, it would have been too crowded. And our sink was in the kitchen and we only had one wash basin so that couldn't be shared unless we wanted to share the dirty water.

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  19. This is hysterical! I love the meadow that you're supposed to turn your shower into. Absolutely priceless.

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  20. I'll take 2!! (reads like Kornglish to me ie korean
    I work on these from time to time)
    Jane of Janezworld via iPhone.

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  21. hahahaha oh this is priceless! if only they taught young couples these things before getting married...

    ;)

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And none will hear the postman's knock
Without a quickening of the heart.
For who can bear to feel himself forgotten?
~W.H. Auden

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