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Name of a Cow?

Friday, December 31st, ©2010 Marcus Brooks

The Toy Story 3 DVD arrived today via Netflix. At a dramatic juncture, toy cowgirl Jessie exclaims:

“Hogtie the mailman!”

Not believing what I heard, I watched the scene again with subtitles enabled. Yep. Then I wondered… The DVD has French and Spanish subtitles, too. How would they translate that?

The Spanish subtitle translator copped out. Jessie just flaps her lips a little longer for the next line.

But the French subtitle translator gave it a shot:

Nom d’une vache!

Ah. Fun with movie subtitles. Just what I need, a whole new way to waste time!