Vintage Drum Forum the best vintage drum forum on the Internet - Vintage Drum History - Vintage Drum Questions

Go Back   Vintage Drum Forum > Vintage Drums

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-13-2018, 10:29 PM
jmcohen jmcohen is online now
Advanced Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Hayden, Idaho
Posts: 153
Default Gotta Love the International Listings

The below excerpt is from an Ebay listing of a Gene Krupa Super RadioKing snare from Japan. The sound is buxom!!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	751A9AE9-8855-4F11-A7E4-DE2821017D65.jpg
Views:	60
Size:	34.1 KB
ID:	117303  
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-14-2018, 07:06 AM
8upwithit 8upwithit is offline
Advanced Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Southeastern Virginia
Posts: 228
Default Re: Gotta Love the International Listings


It's similar to the auto translate function machine producing greatest comedy from YouTube videos. I would tend to find this very humorous!
__________________
Yamaha RC antique sunburst
Ludwig '96 Super Classic (4 ply shells)
Yamaha stage custom
Several snares
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-14-2018, 11:03 AM
Purdie Shuffle Purdie Shuffle is offline
Vintage Drum Guru
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Reading, PA
Posts: 8,892
Default Re: Gotta Love the International Listings

Quote:
Originally Posted by jmcohen View Post
The below excerpt is from an Ebay listing of a Gene Krupa Super RadioKing snare from Japan. The sound is buxom!!
In a land of flat chested women... t-i-ts are a big selling point.

John
__________________
Too many great drums to list here!

http://www.walbergandauge.com/VintageVenue.htm
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-14-2018, 07:08 PM
jaghog jaghog is offline
Vintage Drum Guru
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: chitown
Posts: 4,434
Default Re: Gotta Love the International Listings

John gotta love it
__________________
1968 pink champagne Ludwig holly wood With 18 ft and downbeat snare, and jazz fest, supra
1961 cob super classic 400
some nice bronze pies
Sweet 1964 wmp super Classic with matching. Jazz
1967 obp holly wood




once the brass ceases to glitter, and the drum looses its luster, and the stage remains dark, all you have left is the timbre of family. E- bay gd1825
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-15-2018, 11:34 AM
BEC BEC is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 460
Default Re: Gotta Love the International Listings

In the late 70's we had lyrics translated from English to Japanese, then translated back to English, for a domestic Japan release.
"Don't be a sheep and follow the flock" turned into "Don't be a shy butterfly".
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-15-2018, 02:45 PM
frantic freddie frantic freddie is offline
Advanced Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: The land of Enchantment
Posts: 213
Default Re: Gotta Love the International Listings

I remember an ad in Modern Drummer back in the early 80s, I think it was a Taiwanese drum company & I'll never forget the line about the finish:

"It is too tight of no crevice to fall down"
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-15-2018, 03:18 PM
GlenB GlenB is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Posts: 13
Default Re: Gotta Love the International Listings

CBC radio used to have a contest where they would take a famous song, translate it into say Swedish, then translate that into another language, say Japanese, then translate THAT back into English. They would read out the triple translated lyrics and you had to guess what song it was. Some were absolutely unrecognizable, most were barely recognizable.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-15-2018, 03:49 PM
8upwithit 8upwithit is offline
Advanced Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Southeastern Virginia
Posts: 228
Default Re: Gotta Love the International Listings

Quote:
Originally Posted by frantic freddie View Post
I remember an ad in Modern Drummer back in the early 80s, I think it was a Taiwanese drum company & I'll never forget the line about the finish:

"It is too tight of no crevice to fall down"
I think I remember that ad...also one that said "Credit brand of best quality".
__________________
Yamaha RC antique sunburst
Ludwig '96 Super Classic (4 ply shells)
Yamaha stage custom
Several snares
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-15-2018, 04:08 PM
BosLover BosLover is offline
Vintage Drum Guru
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Central New Jersey
Posts: 983
Default Re: Gotta Love the International Listings

Quote:
Originally Posted by jaghog View Post
John gotta love it
I'm guessing the intent was to describe a full--bodied sound with the unfortunate result that the translation program confused full-bodied with full-figured and translated it as buxom. If you replace buxom with full-bodied, even in that otherwise poorly constructed sentence, it makes sense.
__________________
Mark
BosLover

Last edited by BosLover; 03-15-2018 at 04:21 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 03-15-2018, 04:09 PM
mchair303 mchair303 is offline
Vintage Drum Guru
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 1,796
Default Re: Gotta Love the International Listings

Quote:
Originally Posted by BEC View Post
In the late 70's we had lyrics translated from English to Japanese, then translated back to English, for a domestic Japan release.
"Don't be a sheep and follow the flock" turned into "Don't be a shy butterfly".
Oh, Come on Come on BEC, really? That's hilarious. Actually, I think that mis-translation is rather poetic and could be a very nice middle line of a haiku. With your huge popularity in Japan, maybe you guys should have snuck some haikus into your lyrics.

Mike
__________________
-No Guru... still learning more every day-
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:19 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2009 VSDwebdesign