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“The Lust Tram”… oh the wonders of back-translation. “The Lust Tram” is, of course, “A Streetcar named Desire”, but how many times do we walk into examples of bizarre translation? Rhetorical, of course… But back to back-translation… Back-translation is an amusing intellectual past time in itself. It’s amusing to take a well-known phrase and attempt to translate it back and forth from one language to the other to see what happens. A particularly amusing site which is used for the amusement of the translational masses is: http://www.tashian.com/multibabel/ 

Enjoy!

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