Still Lost in Translation
More Misadventures in English Abroad
By (author) Charlie Croker
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Still Lost in Translation by Charlie Croker
Book DescriptionHave you ever arrived in a hotel room and been baffled by the information provided? Beware of your luggage. In your room, you will find a minibar which is filled with alcoholics. Do not throw urine around. Have you ever been to a restaurant and wondered what on earth to order? Bored Meat Stew, Lorry Driver Soup, or Kiss Lorraine. Have you ever arrived in an airport and found that the supposedly helpful signs just make you feel more lost? You are required to declare all sorts of private things. Departure. Bus stop. Car rental. Please buy your ticket consciously. Charlie Croker has, and in 2006 he gathered together what he thought was the definitive collection of English language howlers for his bestselling book "Lost in Translation". But he reckoned without the great British public.Not only was the book a smash hit, it also opened the floodgates to a deluge of emails and letters stuffed full of further mistranslations and mutilated phrases. From a leaflet from the Museum of Rasputin in Russia (which is apparently situated in a house that belonged a pilot fish Zubov) to a song title on a pirated Pink Floyd CD ("Come Fartably Numb"), the scrambled sentences just kept flooding in. At the same time Charlie has continued his travels and picked up gems of his own. With such a wealth of material, a sequel wasn't just a necessity, it was a public service, and "Still Lost in Translation" is even more addictive, whimsical and side-splittingly hilarious than the first book.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099517566
(178mm x 110mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Arrow Books Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Charlie Croker
Utterly Lost in Translation, Hardback (June 2015)
Name of restaurant, Gravois Mills, Missouri: 'Big Dick's Halfway Inn' The search for the globe's funniest language howler continues apace. Prepare to find yourself Utterly Lost in Translation all over again.
Terms of Employment, Hardback (October 2012)
Has your doctor ever prescribed you some bug-juice? Or sent you to rheuma holiday department? Have you ever read an article full of anecdata or review phemisms? Do you think you work in an adhocracy, for a seagull manager? This book is suitable for white wig (new barrister), a heatseeker (ambitious employee) or an entreprenerd (geeky IT pioneer).
I Didn't Get Where I am..., Hardback (September 2012)
I didn't get where I am
8 Out of 10 Brits, Paperback (September 2010)» View all books by Charlie Croker
Offering coverage ranging from food to travel, via gardening and fashion, this title provides you with the information you need to know about who we are, where we're going, and why - on statistical grounds - we should consider living in Southend-on-Sea.
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Author Biography - Charlie Croker
Charlie Croker is an author and journalist. His previous books include Lost in Translation, The Little Book of Beckham and A Game of Three Halves. He has also written for The Times, the Independent on Sunday and the Spectator, among others. His name is frequently misspelt as Charlie Crocker.
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