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Added by Aira on 20 May 2012 11:54
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Weird Translations... English to English

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C'mon... The most logical thing to do was using the original title: Gigli is the main character's last name and most of all is an Italian word! (It means "lilies"). But they weren't happy with this, so changed with:

Tough Love - Amore estremo

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Date Movie (2006)

Hot Movie - Un film con il lubrificante (a film with lubricants)

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They even dare to use a kind of "internet slang". I'm speechless...

2 Young 4 Me - Un fidanzato per mamma (a boyfriend for mom)

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Blood Story

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2035 - The mind jumper

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S(EX) List

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I love movies

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Home Fries (1998)

Fast Food

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Big Gun

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Kiss me

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Hush (1998)

Obsession

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Pretty Princess

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This "translation" is not even easy to remember for an Italian. So why? Why???

Destiny's Bride

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I love Radio Rock

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Radio Killer

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This is Beat

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Mr. Hula Hoop

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Deception (2008)

Sex List - Omicidio a tre (threesome murder)

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Virtuality

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Yellow 33

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Baby Killer

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The weird thing is they could use the Italian "Cenerentola" but prefered the English "Cinderella". I still don't understand why...

Cinderella - La leggenda di un amore (Legend of a love)

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Clementine (2004)

The Enemy

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Last Night - Morte nella notte (Death in the night)

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Sex Movie in 4D

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American Trip

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Maial College


Note: "Maial" is an anglicized version of the Italian word "maiale", that means "pig". It has a meaning like Piggy College
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A sequel has always the (horrible) tile of the first film

Maial College 2

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Nuclear Target

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The Funeral

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Funeral Party

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It has been suggested by Andygo. As he said, the original title refers to the song "Crossroads" of Robert Johnson. But in Italy it became

Mississipi Adventure

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Rough Magic (1995)

Miss Magic

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Love & Secrets

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Title translations may be necessary in some cases, but sometimes I wonder what the hell went on translator's mind making such horrible and ridiculos choices.
These are Italian titles.
Note: some translations in English are literal, so they could make no much sense.

This is about the bizzare habit of translating English titles with other English titles.


WEIRD TRANSLATIONS... MISCELLANEOUS
WEIRD TRANSLATIONS...
BY SECTIONS


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