Slow Translation – Gargleblaster Microstories #186

Source: Wikimedia Commons. Guillaume Blanchard, July 2004, Fujifilm S6900

Lord Magnussen, the storied archeological prima donna, shoved past saying, “I’ll translate these hieroglyphs!”

Wiggens stepped back and consulted his notes. So intent was he, he failed to hear a rapidly diminishing scream.

“Got it!” cheered Wiggens. “It says, ‘Beware the trapdoor.'”
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About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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21 Responses to Slow Translation – Gargleblaster Microstories #186

  1. List of X says:

    Rookie translator mistake…

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  2. inNateJames says:

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  3. Hee! I like the Laurel and Hardy vibe you’ve got going here.

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  4. Oh! I was surprised by that twist at the end. That was awesome!!! LOL

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  5. LauraALord says:

    Bwahahahah! This is fabulous!

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  6. The sign on the bottom says, “Mind the Gap.”

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  7. Briefwords says:

    Ha. 🙂

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  8. KymmInBarcelona says:

    Hehe. The perils involved in translation.

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  9. Tina says:

    This made me giggle hysterically. Thank you!

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  10. Shannon says:

    That was so great, I totally laughed out loud. By gum, he’s got it!! (where in the world did the saying ‘by gum’ come from…)

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  11. Lyn says:

    So should perish all pompous asses. You gotta watch those ancient Egyptian trapdoors 😀

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    • EagleAye says:

      He didn’t perish, but he was a in a very cramped space for awhile. He was so anxious to be first and win all the glory, he ends up first to find the trap door. Oh well… 😉

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