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Mini-contest 2012: "Yogi Berra Quotes" » English to Latvian

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There were 3 entries submitted in this pair during the submission phase.

Entries submitted in this pair were rated on a per-segment basis. Listed below are all submitted translations of each individual source text segment.

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Translations submitted for each source text segment are listed below. Segments have had surrounding punctuation stripped, and the resulting identical segments have been grouped together, so each listed translation should differ, but the difference may be subtle (eg. internal punctuation or diacritics).

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Source text segment #13

- Mrs. Lindsay: "You certainly look cool." Yogi Berra: "Thanks, you don't look so hot yourself."
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+16 | -2
Maybe we could add another play on words with "hot" meaning "sexy"...
+14 | -1
Simple play on words
Cool = (literal) not hot = compliment
Don't look so hot = (figurative) look like crap = insult.
+14 | -2
Well, in this form it's a really nice play on words. "You don't look so hot" could so easily be a compliment (as Mrs. Lindsay's remark was), if it didn't mean that the person looked awful! I wonder if she took it as one at first?
+10 | -1
Based on an actual event. Mrs Lindsay (the mayor's wife) commented on Mr Berra's new uniform, and it was also a hot day. Different sources quote them differently, and not all sources contain the play on words.
+14 | -5
This form is definitely not about looking good or bad only. Here comes the word play of cool versus hot meaning temperature. Yogi Berra's comment, therefore, can have two meanings "you look bad" or "you look cool too."
+7 | -1
I think it's a play on words. "Cool" has taken on the meaning of "neat" or "good" from my days. "You look cool" would mean "you look good" (but also "cool" in the sense of not overheated). Whereas "not looking hot" definitely meant "looking poorly" (or, a
+7 | -4
hot=sexy here! 100%
Yinyang philosophy at play, where Yin is darkness and Yang is brightness, and we can shift the domain to temperature from a light metaphor. But of course, gender must be taken into consideration in the dialog.
+3 | -7
This is like when two old "friends" accidentally meet and falsely compliment each other while their real opinion is totally oposite. The woman is being false and Yogi is saying the truth.
+2 | -9
Clearly, Yogi took cool for "you seem unhurried, serene" as the double meaning from "fresh or cold" and made a pun with the double meaning of "hot" for sexy instead of "more than warm". He told me!

Translations of this segment (3 total; 3 unique)

Lindseja kundze: "Jūs patiešām izskatāties satriecoši". - Jogi Berra: "Paldies, Jūs pati arī neesat zemē metama
Lindsijas kundze: "Jūs esat no vēsajiem tipiņiem." Yogi Berra: "Paldies, pati jau arī nekāda ugunīgā neesat
Lindzijas kundze: "Tu noteikti izskaties vēsi!" Yogi Berra: "Paldies, tu pati neizskaties pārāk karsta

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