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Date: 07/15/04 12:11 AM

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    buddy Male 30-39
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    July 15, 2004 at 12:10 am
    Link: Worst Translation Ever - Check out the German and American versions of the 80s song `99 Red Balloons`. So different!

    Yes, I`m old and I remember this song.

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    eRiCaBot Female 18-29
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    July 15, 2004 at 12:18 am
    lol who translated the english version?? doesn`t seem like the direct translation at all...although both included captain kirk O.o
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    Missy13 Female 13-17
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    July 15, 2004 at 6:41 am
    haha! My dad goes to China on lots of business trips alot and they illegally sell DVDs for like 80 cents -but they`re legal to buy. The subtitles are SO off but they`re really funny. This reminded me of them
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    hckyguy14 Male 18-29
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    July 15, 2004 at 6:41 am
    some areas it changes the meaning dosn`t it?
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    Missy13 Female 13-17
    153 posts
    July 15, 2004 at 6:41 am
    (the people of China sell them, not my dad)
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    LolaGabanna Female 18-29
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    July 15, 2004 at 7:17 am
    The basic story of the song is pretty close in both versions. I think its a great song, in any language!
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    milkenacow Male 13-17
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    July 15, 2004 at 1:37 pm
    That is very strange.
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    milkenacow Male 13-17
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    July 15, 2004 at 1:37 pm
    Why try to translate if you suck so bad?
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    CRYN_OUT Female 18-29
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    July 15, 2004 at 2:23 pm
    I don`t think they were ever trying to make a direct translation, but that`s funny anyway.
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    buddy Male 30-39
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    July 15, 2004 at 2:53 pm
    "Perhaps you think of me a bit" in German translates to "Back at base, bugs in the software"
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    TMLkicks89 Female 13-17
    336 posts
    July 16, 2004 at 11:21 am
    Of the actual song, I love the German version, "99 luftballons". I can`t stand the engish version. And as for this...I don`t know what to think of it. Ugh
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    Killraven Male 30-39
    104 posts
    July 16, 2004 at 1:16 pm
    I remember one night back then when I was listening to `America Top 40` with Casey Kasem (yes, I`m old as well), and Casey played a `special version` of `99 Luftballoons.

    In some areas of the US, the German version was the hit, while in other areas the English version was the hit...so Casey spun a combined English-and-German version.

    Ugh.

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    sixtyfour Female 60-69
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    July 16, 2004 at 1:30 pm
    Um...
    I have a feeling the two versions were intentionally different.
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    here_we_go Female 18-29
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    July 16, 2004 at 6:16 pm
    I would imagine it would be rather difficult to translate word for word to the same tune. I don`t have a problem with it, especially since it keeps basically the same story.
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    gizmo331 Male 18-29
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    July 18, 2004 at 12:03 pm
    the songs name is "99 Luftballoons", not "99 Red Balloons".....idiot
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    Lynks266 Female 18-29
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    August 19, 2004 at 5:19 am
    Is that for real?????
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    mynameismike Male 18-29
    135 posts
    August 19, 2004 at 4:28 pm
    "the songs name is "99 Luftballoons", not "99 Red Balloons".....idiot" 99 Red Balloons is the English name, dipweed.

    And I think the premise is still the same, so I see no problem, considering the band was in charge of the translation.

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    muggyloc Female 40-49
    755 posts
    February 27, 2005 at 11:47 pm
    In any language this song rips a big fart!!!

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