Saturday, October 06, 2012
"Stingy Monkeys" or Lost in Translation.
Sometimes people don't work hard enough at understanding others. Even with tools available online, those with no background in America's second language are lost. I had two years of Spanish in high school back in the dark ages, but can make out some of the idiom that the online translator logarithms cannot decipher.
After the debate:
Comment by Arturo R. Pasarón Pérez
October 4, 2012 @ 5:35 pm
Tengo que confesar que en el debate ocurrió para mí lo esperado. Siempre dije que el enfrentamiento estaba de León vs. Mono amarrado. Obama sin teleprompter o fuera de un auditorio de odiadotes fronterizos que AMAN los dólares pero odian a de los RICOS no luce bien. Ahora, éste debate ni los otros que faltan, cambiarán la opinión de los votantes y mucho cuidado los republicanos porque son muchos los MAMANTES de los RICOS dólares del contribuyente.
I have to confess that in the debate occurred to me than expected. I always said that the confrontation was Leon vs. Mono moored. Obama without a teleprompter or outside border odiadotes auditorium AMAN dollars but hate the rich does not look good. Now, this discussion and others missing, change the view of voters and Republicans careful because many of the rich suckling taxpayer dollars.
In reply, txgoatlady, chose this translation from another internet service:
I have to confess that in the debate the awaited thing happened for me. I always said that the clash was of León vs. Stingy monkey(overall). Obama without teleprompter or out of an auditorium of frontier(opposite) odiadotes that AMMAN the dollars but they hate to of the RICH ONES it does not shine well. Now, this one debates others that are not even missing, the republicans will change the opinion of the voters and a lot of care because there are great the MAMANTES of the RICH dollars of the taxpayer.
Huh? Stingy monkey??? Google gave alternative meanings of chosen words, and I ran some translations through the translator "backwards" to confirm my choices and I came up with this:
I have to confess that the debate happened to me as expected. I always said that the confrontation was a lion vs. a hand-tied [victim]. Obama -- without a teleprompter or outside of an audience of the hated ("lunitic?") fringe which loves dollars but hates the rich -- does not look good. Now, neither this debate nor others that are missing ("that are to come"), will change the view of voters, so the Republicans need to be very careful because many of the rich are sucklings of taxpayer dollars.
Or with a little paraphrase:
I must say the debate went about as I expected. I've always said that it would be like a fight of a lion versus a tied-down victim. Without a teleprompter or outside of an audience on the lunatic fringe Obama doesn't do well. However, neither this debate nor those to come will change the opinion of the voters, so the Republicans need to be very careful because many are parasites after rich contributors' dollars.
I may be wrong on some of the sense, but it seems that at least one Hispanic conservative (?) expected a "bloodbath" in the debates. However, he doesn't think the debates will make a difference because it all comes down to the money. And this time through, at least, it seems that the Republican has more of the green stuff!
By the way "mano amarrado" might mean "tethered monkey (mano)" or "hand-tied" ("tight-fisted"?), but hardly "stingy monkey" -- especially in a fight with el León (the lion).