Here is the description of an “apartment to rent” for gay tourists in the beautiful Jordaan area of Amsterdam. I wish I could live there! One bit of Dunglish stands out from the rest and has to do with “the backside of the apartment”. The moral of this story is don’t translate “achterkant” literally.
(Link: Yuri from vorontsov.nl)
March 15th, 2005 at 10:19 am
I especially like “After the entrance, you come in the kitchen”.
March 16th, 2005 at 6:05 pm
Good thing there are no letters missing from ‘beatiful canal view’ …
March 26th, 2005 at 10:32 am
Maybe these terms were used to appeal to the intended audience? 😉
March 26th, 2005 at 10:42 am
It’s great stuff in any case 🙂