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

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Source text in English

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.

Submitted segment translations

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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- "Half the lies they tell about me aren't true."
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+26 | -2
A logical paradox. It implies that the other half of the lies are true, in which case they cannot be lies. There is perhaps a hint of criticism of the mass media, implying that nothing they say is true, even the true bits.
+9 | -2
I think this is self-deprecating. Yogi is allowing that half of the "lies" about him (obviously, depicting him in a negative light), are in fact true.
The first comment hits the nail on the head.
It's just another Yogi pun found in his illogical chest of knowledge.
He probably meant that half of negative information about him is false, but what the audience might have understood is that the other half is true.
Lies might be all negative stories in the papers about him, where only some are true.
Half the lies they're telling about me ain't true. Another logistical paradox, there is no "half lies" like no "half-true." It's either lies or truth Showing disgust of person lied about. Половина из тех небылиц, что обо мн
+1 | -2
The normal expression is "half the stories they tell about me aren't true".

Translations of this segment (3 total; 3 unique)

Puse no meliem, ko cilvēki par mani stāsta, nav taisnība
Puse no meliem, ko par mani stāsta, nav patiesība
Puse no meliem, ko par mani izplata, nav patiesība

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