Lost in Translation….

I ADORE badly translated product descriptions! My first thought is usually, “What is so hard about doing a quick check for correct grammar? Do they really not have a single soul who can speak English to give the copy the once-over??”  I’ll admit though, that as crazy as it makes me, when I really think about it,  I wouldn’t have it any other way….

For instance… Check out the following product description for a telephoto lens for your iphone ( I thought it was a joke, and found this. The product is cool, but the description is a gem! )



  • Overcome the short coming of camera cellphone that can only near-sighted,
  • it also makes distant view for you at the moment.
  • Advantage
  • The new design to run of rays can effectively avoid the contortion of image,
  • and makes the super wide angle, the larger luminous flux, the higher visual acuteness,
  • good for color reduction, which makes the high quality of photography.
  • Usage
  • Install the crystal case first enclosed with the telescope.
  • Adjust the clear focus with the naked eye.
  • It can take a picture while fixing the telescope on back crystal case.
  • (If the screen of your cellphone is analyzed degree enough, you can adjust
  • the focus with the screen of the cellphone).
  • Hmmmm… “Larger Luminous Flux” …. that could be a wonderful synonym for God, doncha think?



    5 comments on “Lost in Translation….

    1. Otter says:

      Thanking for your to be bringing this day our attention humorous delights.


    2. dwyn says:

      I love this. I still refer to velcro as “sticky headband wearing tape” based on a manglish description. 😉

    3. Theron Kazmi says:

      Ohh nice post although really??

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