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xajide

Love the concept....
Only one problem - if you use some of those translations, you'll get laughed at a lot.
I'm sure Micke D's don't have fish eggs - even if you're in Germany... lol
Of course.. maybe that's part of the joke?

wombatgal

Yeah, some of these translations aren't very accurate...
Still, great idea. $5

UpsideDownTreeCult

Mickey D's doesn't have chili right now...
They only have it in winter... when it snows...

JimmyNotebook

The truth is that I used Babelfish. I guess the incorrect translations can be part of the humor!

schonste

lol, yeah, being a speaker of German the translations are pretty effed up.

tafitaone

hmm that could be a problem but i dont think that much people will know every language on that shirt. heck i dont even know 2 lol

Kikiroki

english, french, german, italian, spanish.

lambie83

French:
1- Voulez-vous des frites avec ça?
2- Voulez-vous la grandeur extra-large?
3- Merci! Veuillez avancer au premier guichet.

Cute idea.

mister evil breakfast

I'd definitely buy it if the phrases were translated correctly. Nice idea, well done! Keep it up =)

nihilbaxter

Just in case... German:

1. Möchten Sie Pommes Frites / Fritten dazu?
2. Möchten Sie ein Maxi-Menü?
3. Danke! Fahren Sie weiter zum ersten Fenster!

injection

i think its funny that the translations arent correct, adds to the humour. $5 as it is.

meggrimm

too funny. but i think the translations should be accurate.

mmarchitect

great idea - the incorrect translations add to the humor

beka531

great idea

delux

i like it better without the text

mrkwt

a French is speaking : ça veut rien dire je sui désolé !!!

megabomb

What are the black smudges around the text? Would they show on the shirt because they ruin it for me. The messy translations are great and don't need to be fixed, IMO.

papase

no swedish?! :'(

missingno

haha like the last line

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Spanish:
¿Quiere patatas fritas?
¿Quiere el tamaño extra-grande?
¡Gracias! ¡Pase a la primera ventana.

JimmyNotebook

I suppose if Threadless decides to print this I could change the translations?

sleep_in_girl

Babelfish is the devil. It's a rather clever shirt but i'd feel like an idiot wearing it and knowing that the translations were wrong.

helloLOVE

would you like a finger with that? =]

ohthelameness

fingers in chili is a universal language with no need of translation

jaz999

I think if you're going to use babelfish on the other lingos, you oughtta translate english from something too, so it fits :}

Matuso

Fish eggs?

funnybone

god i love incorrect translations =]

JimmyNotebook

Are you to be wanting fries with meal this?

Egirl3538

I like the incorrect translations better than the correct ones, it is funnier!

easilyobsessed

i'd buy it just for that last line

Castor

who would pay for advertising for McD????

Wembley

Castor, I didn't notice the name "McDonald's" anywhere on the shirt, in any language...so one wouldn't be advertising for it if one were wearing it.

skweekitten

If there was a finger in my chili, I don't think I'd be saying "Oh my gosh". More like "what the fucking holy hell?!"

DigitNe

Make the English bolder. Especially the last one. 4

toutbeaucoup

I like the last line. but the french translations just make me cry.

and it can't work anyways, cause supersize doesn't exist where people speak french. well, in quebec it doesn't exist. not sure about the rest of the world.

be friendly

I really couldn't care less if the translations are wrong, or if the menu selection is 100% accurate. Hell, make it more wrong! It will be a great conversation starter for travellers.

scarsofthefaith

that makes me laugh soooo hard & my best friend bcuz she works at Mcd's.

mrzestyness

this would be fantastic ifffff:

1. you follow advice from above and improve translations... the french ones definitely sound american and I'm sure many of the other ones do as well.

2. DON'T surround the text with a big old box. make sure that the text is all that's printed... have the bakground and the shirt colour the same.

JimmyNotebook

That's exactly what I planned to do.

dagstar

dont you dare correct the translations- its much better this way! fish eggs! ha! I will buy this for my language teacher friend. he will love it. i need one too. dont change the words- but take away the smudgie thingies please.

stunt double

^yeah! keep it the way it is, the fu*ked up translations are just too funny...

5 from me, cause this made me LOL!

JimmyNotebook

Okay, the "smudgie" things were never going to be there. That just shows where it would go. I was considering putting the text on something so it's not just text. Like a Happy Meal carton or lunch tray or something.

Trambam

The French doesn't make any sense!

Suzieque82

Love it! Keep it as is...5!

arabiantealeaves

ay dios mio! hay un dedo en mi chili!

i dig the bad translations.

steve_swartz

you know, if you had gone onto the blog and asked people to help you come up with the appropriate translation for "would you like fries with that", you could have had the whole shirt filled with that one slogan, and the translations would have been correct. that wouldn't have been all that much work, it would have been more fun, and it would have made the shirt interesting to me. this way, it just seems like you didn't do the technical work needed prior to your submission.

JimmyNotebook

That hurts.

I'm sorry. It's Babelfish's fault.

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