I thought Chatur from 3 Idiots translating ‘piss’ into ‘mutra-visarjan’ was the most hilarious translations of all time. But then, I came across this one viral tweet…
According to The Indian Express, a picture of a translation mistake on a packet of dosa batter is going viral on the internet. The word ‘batter’ has been mistakenly translated to ‘Ballebaaz’ in Hindi which actually means ‘Batsman’ in English.
Have a look at the tweet here:
Effects of Hindi Imposition in South India … pic.twitter.com/MoOxldg4dQ
— Epeolatrist Vijayalakshmi (@wataboutery) May 12, 2020
The internet has since then broken into a meme-fest and is cracking cricket-jokes. Some even found out that Google translates ‘batter’ into ‘ballebaaz’. Have a look:
— Harpreet (@CestMoiz) May 13, 2020
Batter, bowler and howler. Three in one label.
— Shyam Sekhar (@shyamsek) May 12, 2020
I was stumped reading this. And it is run out when ballebaaz gets over ?
— Kalyani Sekhar (@Kalsekhar) May 12, 2020
Google translation 😂 🙃 pic.twitter.com/FH0Md5rG8E
— Indira(இந்திரா) (@Indirakkdi) May 12, 2020
Aur hindi impose karo south me!😂
— Piyush Banerjee (@PiyushBanerje15) May 13, 2020
what if I am a bowler? what do I eat then?
— Nannu (@NPC8763) May 13, 2020
A डोसा बल्लेबाज would be an uthappa no? pic.twitter.com/h9vQE8JKHz
— tg Shenoy (@theBekku) May 12, 2020
— Rahul Gupta (@rhlgpta) May 12, 2020
Best Dosa Ballebaaz was undoubtedly GR Vishwanath. Idli Ballebaaz could be Krishnamachari Srikanth.
— Harish Rao (@simpleharish) May 12, 2020
Translator deserves to meet @imVkohli 😊
— Reshma Hitesh (@drresh) May 12, 2020
What’s the worst translation mistake you have come across? Tell us!