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‘Alan Shearer provides expert anal’ – and other epic subtitle fails

by | 1st, July 2013

When subtitlers go bad

At the conclusion of the Confederations Cup, British television audiences will be left with a host of magical memories featuring skill, technique, determination and sheer endurance. Is there no limit to Alan Shearer’s talents? It seems not…

subtitle fails

 

For sheer audacity from the national broadcaster, this ranks alongside the BBC’s announcement following the death of the Queen Consort of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions: ‘We’ll now have a moment’s violence for the Queen Mother.’

Of course, it’s easy to laugh when subtitlers get it wrong. But that’s no reason not to do it – so here are some of our favourites…

 

Her Majesty gets all Shearer on Wales’s ass…

subtitle fail queen
It would be wildly untrue to say that Piers Morgan is rarely wrong. But even a broken clock is right twice a day, and Piers called this one right in a chat with Katie Price…

subtitle error

 

Gratuitous and possibly dangerous…

Sub4

 

Well, they are The Avengers

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Cheeky. OK, if you insist…

subtitle toast

 

OK, OK!

Sub7

 

With subtitles, u get what u pay 4…

lord of the rings fail

 

So that’ll be fish then. And don’t play with your food….

Sub9

 

Bit of a bombshell for My Little Pony

my little pony fail

 

But small beer compared to this…

subtitle fails

 

One thing about the news. At least it’s not biased.

boris johnson fail

 

Or gratuitously rude.

Sub15

 

Sub16

 

sub13

 

 
Oh well, at least there won’t be any nasty surprises in the weather.

subtitle fails weather

 

And on the subject of the sun, a bit of satire…

Sub18

 

And speaking of satire, this is probably funnier than whatever it was supposed to be translating…

frankie boyle fail

 

As is this…

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Ha, properly owned there. Or should we say boned…

subtitle fail

 

And there we have it – a glimpse into the murky mind of the subtitler. Terrifying…

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