[EVA] [SPOILERS] Got ADV Genesis 0.11....
asuka_langley at geocities.com
Thu Apr 2 22:12:28 EST 1998
Patrick Yip wrote:
> In the case of Evangelion there are certain gray area. If Evangelion is
> a American show (note: not cartoon for kids), I can certainly see Asuka,
> no punned intended, as a real bitch.
...As to say the word "B**CH" in public TV (So long as we are discussing
posibility of "American Show"...)? Come to think of it, most American shows
I've seen very carefully avoids using "obsene" words. Parent watchdog groups?
> ## Maybe, but whenever I see somebody say "You Dork!", I got a
> ## shiver of disgust. Perhaps the Japanese words mean for a similar
> ## effect, but I think it is not as strong as "You Dork!".
Curious thing... I have been living in English-speaking environment for about
6 years now, and I've never heard anyone say "You dork!". I think "You idiot!"
is a better translation. I heard it used much more often than Dork...
> ## Well, somebody translated it as "It sucks!", but I don't really
> ## like the word "suck". I think a better translation will be
> ## simply a "Yuck!" Don't need to state it out.
This is where context transltion comes in handy...
> Trust me, it happens all the time. Remember the private e-mail I sent
> you about e/w differences? Americans are very careless about they way
> they use their words.
Half the time, it's used as a inside joke-ish purposes within groups, and half
of the remaining half, they don't even mean what they say. Basically, only
time they mean what they say is when they yell it out really loud, and/or uses
about 4-5 of them chained together in one sentence.
> ## One of the many things that I don't like about America (I think
> ## perhaps by now you know that I am no big fan of America :p)
That's why they have lawsuit system to keep people from offending each other
all the time. America, land of Lawsuit, god bless her! ^_^
Sorry... I could not resist.
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