English as She is Spoke

or A Jest in Sober Earnest
Dancing Unicorn Books (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 18. November 2019
  • |
  • 40 Seiten
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978-1-5154-4175-5 (ISBN)
This book was intended as a Portuguese-English conversational guide or phrase book, but is regarded as a classic source of unintentional humour, as the given English translations are generally completely incoherent. The humour appears to be a result of dictionary-aided literal translation, which causes many idiomatic expressions to be translated wildly inappropriately. Mark Twain said of 'English as She Is Spoke' that "Nobody can add to the absurdity of this book, nobody can imitate it successfully, nobody can hope to produce its fellow; it is perfect.
  • Englisch
  • Lanham
  • |
  • USA
  • Digitale Ausgabe
  • 2,18 MB
978-1-5154-4175-5 (9781515441755)
By Pedro Carolino
  • Intro
  • Introduction
  • Author's Preface.
  • Translations
  • Defects of the body.
  • Degrees of kindred.
  • Trades.
  • Objects of man.
  • Woman objects.
  • Servants.
  • Diseases.
  • Parties a Town.
  • Kitchen utensils.
  • Of the bed.
  • For the table.
  • Eatings.
  • Seasonings.
  • Drinkings.
  • Quadruped's beasts.
  • Birds.
  • Insects-reptiles.
  • Fishes and shell-fishes.
  • Trees.
  • Flowers.
  • Hunting.
  • Colours.
  • Metals and minerals.
  • Common stones.
  • Weights.
  • Games.
  • Perfumes.
  • On the church.
  • Solemn-feasts.
  • Ecclesiastical dignities.
  • Chivalry orders.
  • Degrees.
  • Military objects.
  • Music's instruments.
  • Chastisements.
  • Familiar Phrases.
  • Familiar Dialogues
  • For to wish the good morning.
  • For make a visit in the morning.
  • For to dress him self.
  • The walk.
  • The weather.
  • For to write.
  • The gaming.
  • With the tailor.
  • With a hair dresser.
  • For to breakfast.
  • For to ask some news.
  • For to buy.
  • For to dine.
  • For to speak french.
  • For to see the town.
  • To inform oneself of a person.
  • For to ride a horse.
  • With a watch maker.
  • For to visit a sick.
  • For to travel.
  • With a inn keeper.
  • From the house-keeping.
  • For the comedy.
  • The hunting.
  • The fishing.
  • With a furniture tradesman.
  • For embarking one's self.
  • With a gardener.
  • The books and of the reading.
  • The field.
  • The writing.
  • With a bookseller.
  • With a dentist.
  • With a laundress.
  • For to swim.
  • The french language.
  • Familiar Letters.
  • Racine to M. Fitart.
  • Mothe to the duchess of the Maine.
  • Montesquieu to the abbot Nicolini.
  • Anecdotes.

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