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Offline Sheyne

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Okay, I've lived long enough to know that ANYTHING can happen.  So although I have no memory of ingesting ANY hallucinogenic or psychotropic substances prior to kicking back and watching my newly-obtained bootleg copy of BBM over the ironing tonight, I have to concede that perhaps it happened.

See I decided to turn the volume waaay down (son in bed asleep didn't really need to be awoken by some hot n heavy 2nd tent scene action) and switch on the subtitles.  Also to see if my copy shed any further light on the c'mere, c'mere / s'alright x 3 debates.  Forgetting, of course, that my copy (which was given to me by a Qld Police Officer no less!  ;D) came from the shores of Malaysia, where its granted they may have some difficulty in their grasp of the English language, not to mention dodgy hearing.

I'm glad I have seen Brokeback and know it by heart, cause otherwise I fear these subtitles may have lead me a tad astray! Check it out:

The lines (so far - haven't even watched the whole film yet) range from the bad:

LINE: Your folks just stop at Ennis? / Del Mar
SUBTITLE: Folks are here? / Balmore

LINE: You pair deuces lookin for work I suggest you get your scrawny asses in here pronto..
SUBTITLE: You pay look for work I suggest you get your scrawny asses in your pronto

LINE: Thought I'd asphyxiate from the smell
SUBTITLE: Thought I've to fix it from the smear

LINE: ..unless you wanna sit around tyin knots all day..
SUBTITLE: I'll get this one and see around town, that's all

To the WAAAY off-topic and incorrect:

LINE: Beats workin for my old man..
SUBTITLE: he used to work for my old man

LINE: So why didn't we get the powdered milk and the spuds?
SUBTITLE: Yes, why don't we get a pail of milk on the spot?

LINE: What if Aguirre finds out, hunh?
SUBTITLE: What if Gary finds out, huh?  (gary??)  ???

LINE: Spend half the night checkin for damn coyotes..
SUBTITLE: Spent happy nite and checking for damn Kyle  (kyle?!?!!?)  ??? ???

LINE: I am pretty good with a can opener though..
SUBTITLE: I'm am pretty good with a canoe though  (uuhhh.. good)  :-\


To the somewhat prophetic:

LINE: Tomorrow mornin we'll truck you up to the jump off
SUBTITLE: My man will check you out at the jump off  (i'll bet he will... binoculars an all)

LINE: Only thing, don't ever order soup
SUBTITLE: Only thing.. your man will order soup   :-*

LINE: I'm commutin 4 hours a day
SUBTITLE: I can meet you for hours a day  (we wish..  we also wish for it to be filmed..)

LINE: Aguirre's got no right makin me do this.
SUBTITLE: Gay's not rite to make me do this


I'm going to attempt to watch some more tomorrow.. I can't believe I didn't make it to the first reunion kiss!!




« Last Edit: April 18, 2007, 08:50:14 am by MaineWriter »
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Re: Brokeback Through The Looking Glass
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2006, 08:48:25 am »

LINE: Thought I'd asphyxiate from the smell
SUBTITLE: Thought I've to fix it from the smear

LINE: ..unless you wanna sit around tyin knots all day..
SUBTITLE: I'll get this one and see around town, that's all

To the WAAAY off-topic and incorrect:

LINE: So why didn't we get the powdered milk and the spuds?
SUBTITLE: Yes, why don't we get a pail of milk on the spot?

LINE: Spend half the night checkin for damn coyotes..
SUBTITLE: Spent happy nite and checking for damn Kyle  (kyle?!?!!?)  ??? ???

LINE: I am pretty good with a can opener though..
SUBTITLE: I'm am pretty good with a canoe though  (uuhhh.. good)  :-\


LINE: Tomorrow mornin we'll truck you up to the jump off
SUBTITLE: My man will check you out at the jump off  (i'll bet he will... binoculars an all)

LINE: Only thing, don't ever order soup
SUBTITLE: Only thing.. your man will order soup   :-*

LINE: I'm commutin 4 hours a day
SUBTITLE: I can meet you for hours a day  (we wish..  we also wish for it to be filmed..)

LINE: Aguirre's got no right makin me do this.
SUBTITLE: Gay's not rite to make me do this

Oh my god Sheyne, you are making me cry with laughter! My sister now thinks I am demented! She is trying to study so I had to try and hold my laughter in, but I let a few squeeks out, so then she came to check if I was alright! She must have thought I was having a fit or something! ;D
I thinh the Kyle one makes me laugh the most! Who they hell is this Kyle, maybe that is how their secret got let out! Damn you Kyle!
You have to find out more they are absolutely hilarious! ;D
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Re: Brokeback Through The Looking Glass
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2006, 08:50:18 am »
Forgot these doozies:

LINE: Said my uncle didn't die after all.. says bring em down
SUBTITLE: said my uncle went died, says you bring him down  (WTF?!?!)

LINE: You boys sure found a way to make the time pass up there..
SUBTITLE: You boys should find a way to make a turn pass up up you  (see above)

LINE: Twist your uncle Harolds in the hospital with pneumonia
SUBTITLE: you uncle is in hospital of ammonia (let this be a lesson to you - cleaning is BAD)

LINE: i'm gonna go up to the sheep now..
SUBTITLE: I'm going outta this sh*t now..
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Re: Brokeback Through The Looking Glass
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2006, 08:58:39 am »
This.  Is.  Awesome.

Funniest thing I've read in a long time.  With my whole heart and aching belly, I thank you, Sheyne.

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Re: Brokeback Through The Looking Glass
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2006, 09:04:11 am »
I am literally rolling on the floor no! I think my sister has just rung a mental hospital, so if you don't hear from me for a while you'll know the men in white coats have come and taken me away! ;D
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Re: Brokeback Through The Looking Glass
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2006, 10:46:36 am »
I cannot wait for the next installments of this.  Sheyne - too too funny. Thank you!
 I'm laughing so hard my dog thinks I'm barking at him.
You know those moments when somebody says "Tell ya what", or "soup", or anything else from Brokeback, and Brokies' eyes get that faraway look?  Now there're going to be moments of inexplicable laughter when somebody says "Kyle", or "ammonia"....
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Re: Brokeback Through The Looking Glass
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2006, 11:58:25 am »
hahahhahah...very funny....

the scary thing is I have watched newsclips from that part of the world....mind you important serious NEWS!!

the person being interviewed says one thing...

the translation says something completely different...

here I am jumping up and down saying...that not what he said!!!!

sigh.....Malaysia has English as part of their school curriculum....

obviously these fine folk failed it.


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Re: Brokeback Through The Looking Glass
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2006, 01:12:15 pm »
I can't stop laughing.  I love language so much.  This is better than chocolate in the deliciosity department.

I rmember being in Malaysia very briefly once (I think it's a coincidence that my story, too, involves Malaysia, I'm not picking on them) in 1990, and being in a shopping mall.  Much of it looked exactly, weirdly like what it would have looked like in the United States, certain same brands (for some reason I remember Casio). 

Anyway, the one thing that really struck me as hilariously different was the English sayings on people's T shirts.  Things like "Hello yes happy park" written like it was a sentence that made sense.  "Now girl bunny."  I am making these up because I don't remember the real ones, but oh my god I love this sort of hing so much.  So wonderfully ridickulous.  I can't wait for the next installment, Sheyne.  Thank you for spreadin the joy.

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Re: Brokeback Through The Looking Glass
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2006, 01:22:50 pm »
OH MY GOD, I can honestly say I haven't laughed this hard in a long time. Best post ever!
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Re: Brokeback Through The Looking Glass
« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2006, 01:27:11 pm »
Oh, Sheyne!  Those are tooooo funny!  I'm dying over here... please share some more with us... I would love it ever so much!

This thread is toooo great. ;D