What translation do you prefer?

Jan 24, 2020 at 4:36 PM
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The point is about the impact of the phrase, saying that when taken literally it's meaningless. Blowing things out of proportion highlights how silly extremes can be, which I think is funny. That's just my style of comedy.
Oh, okay. Sorry! I have a hard time picking up on those types of things. I swear I'm not an idiot. :p
 
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Jan 24, 2020 at 5:41 PM
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In other words, zxin is actually a complete lunatic, as stated in their post.
 
Jan 24, 2020 at 6:14 PM
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Blowing things out of proportion highlights how silly extremes can be, which I think is funny. That's just my style of comedy.
I guess it's just not comedy for everyone. :)
You're definitely not a lunatic, though.
With this I don't mean to rub salt into the wound or whatever that saying was. I'm just exaggerating to show my point better.
 
Jan 25, 2020 at 1:27 AM
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Both translations "could have done better".
 
Jan 30, 2020 at 2:48 AM
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To be fair we've been beating this dead horse for years.
 
Jan 30, 2020 at 3:16 PM
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Let's just make our own translation wwwwwwwww
 
Jan 30, 2020 at 3:53 PM
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Let's just make our own translation wwwwwwwww
I wonder when that'll ever actually be arranged, though... Especially when we have like, 5 active members here who speak Japanese.
 
Jan 31, 2020 at 4:54 AM
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To be fair we've been beating this dead horse for years.
Duplicate threads are convenient for me because it lets me give the appearance of being super active and engaged in the community's conversations by just lazily copy-pasting what I wrote last time this discussion came up, and anyone who either has a bad memory or hasn't been around longer than a year or so won't notice.
 
Feb 3, 2020 at 2:36 AM
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Being who? If there are actually like 3 or 4 fluent Japanese/English speakers willing to work on a translation project then it could actually end up being of fairly high quality.
I'm sure the other 4 would speak up, if they're still active.
 
Feb 3, 2020 at 2:59 AM
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