In the country of blinds, the one eyed men are kings.
April 18, 2011 8:52 AM Subscribe
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"English As She Is Spoke
is a broken Portuguese-to-English phrasebook written by two translators, José da Fonseca and Pedro Carolino. Sort of. You see, in reality, translator Pedro Carolino wanted to create a phrasebook on his own. Not knowing English, he took José da Fonseca’s French-to-English phrasebook and then used a Portuguese-to-French phrasebook to translate that. It’s sort of like what you and your friends do on Google Translate, but with a poor, mislead Portuguese man doing it by hand in candlelight."
A broken-linked previously
on Mefi, the public domain masterpiece is now available in its entirety as a free Kindle download
. It is a lot of fun.