Saturday, December 02, 2006

Weekend Here ..Finally!

Not much planned, *A* will be busy but she will work from home, we might catch a movie. Will surely watch the Army-Navy football game.

Funnies..

ACTUAL ENGLISH SUBTITLES USED IN FILMS MADE IN HONG KONG (From here)

The ones I liked are below..
2. Fatty, you with your thick face have hurt my instep.

7. Take my advice, or I'll spank you without pants.

17. The bullets inside are very hot. Why do I feel so cold?

18. How can you use my intestines as a gift?

19. This will be of fine service for you, you bag of the scum. I am sure you will not mind that I remove your manhoods and leave them out on the dessert flour for your aunts to eat. [sic, of course]

21. Greetings, large black person. Let us not forget to form a team up together and go into the country to inflict the pain of our karate feets on some ass of the giant lizard person.

Just Make Sure If You Fly China Southern You Pee Before You Board.. (Link)

A Chinese airline has calculated that it takes a liter of fuel to flush the toilet at 30,000 feet and is urging passengers to go to the bathroom before they board.

As Chinese airlines come under increasing pressure to cut fuel expenditures, China Southern's latest strategy is to encourage passengers "to spend their pennies before boarding the aircraft," Xinhua news agency reported Thursday.

"The energy used in one flush is enough for an economical car to run at least 10 kilometers," Captain Liu Zhiyuan, who flies regularly between Hangzhou and Beijing, was quoted as saying.

Citing a survey by the company's logistics department, Liu said carrying one kilogram of items such as blankets and pillows by air for one hour uses 0.2 kg of fuel.

"This means the blankets and pillows on board the aircraft eat up 60 tonnes of fuel every day. If each seat is loaded with three 450-gram magazines, another 60 tonnes will be consumed," Liu explained.

Another cost-saving technique will keep 47 million yuan ($6 million) a year in the airline's coffers, Xinhua said.

"The company has asked logistics staff to fill the water tank only 60 percent full."

60% full? So no hand washing/flushing once the water runs out... Umm Ewwww!!


14 comments:

Lucia said...

Both the subtitles and the Chinese airline flushing had me laughing. These are the best of the best of bad subtitles. I think the laughter comes from how real they are to me.

Maggie said...

Funny indeed.

Shionge said...

Heee..it happens all the time coz it is a direct translation.

have a great weekend Sanjay :D

Aditi said...

well maybe that is y the airlines are cutting weight limits on luggage etc as well

Shruti said...

The subtitles and the Airline story had me in splits. Well thanks for that....if i ever travel Chines Airlines i will remember to carry a catheter and anti bacterial gel.

Asha said...

Chinese Airlines!! Funny people!!!I will drinking liquid 24hrs before:)

Have a great weekend, bud. You have got an 'A'?!:) Me too!!!

Bond, watch Bond:D

Intern said...

LOL Funny!!!
good idea of movie on weekend!!!

Enyur said...

The subtitles are hilarious! I've noticed some super funny subtitles in Indian movies too.

Diana said...

I think we need a national 'speak like a poorly translated Kung Fu movie' day.

The plane stuff is just 'plane' concerning.

Ameet said...

LOL@ the HK subtitles.

The airplane stuff is scary. How about they eliminate all drinks on board? And mandate clothing limits? I'm sure accessories aboard all airplanes must burn another 10 tons of fuel. So no more accessories. Better still, how about they give you lightweight, nylon wraps to wear on the plane, instead of your own clothes? That might save another 50 tonnes of fuel.

Sugarlips said...

Subtitles cracked me up big time :)
As far as airline stuff is concerned its scary & I HATE FLYING !!!
You have a gr8 weekend ahead :)

Stay Beautiful...!!

Nadim said...

i alwaysssss do! but drinks on flight make me go again n aggain! guess i can run a whole fleet of trucks! :D

Sai said...

As always funny post! you sure know how to make your readers laugh.

oldwhitelady said...

Good subtitles, for sure. It would be very funny to hear any of those in movies. :)