today’s quote is a pun from pinky and the brain (s1e12 “mouse of la mancha”):
- [quote of the day]
brain: open ye, open ye! in the name of knight errantry!
innkeeper: it must be winter, the knights are getting shorter! haha, get it?
brain: unfortunately, yes.
and another one, from south park (s7e07 “red man’s greed”):
- casino host: i am afraid minors cannot go onto the casino floor.
cartman: i’m not a miner, dumbass. do you see a shovel in my hand??
it’s that kind of wordplay that shows how much gets lost in the process of translating and dubbing – even if the translators are incredibly good.
this is one of the reasons why i prefer watching movies/series in their original language, even if it means i have to watch a french movie thrice to understand enough of it…