Top 10 Arabic Translation Memes

In the mood for some levity? Check out these translation mishaps pulled from across the web.

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Check out these memes and see what happens when translation doesn't quite go as planned!


Evil Saloon, anyone? Only if you want a wicked haircut!


All of these flavors are wild, TBH


Translation Meme

Someone call Brick! He loves lamp.




Okay, someone's salty.


Hopefully you'd have to eat a lot of it before the effects could kick in.


Enticing, but(t)...


Thanks a lot for reminding us!!


Where could this possibly lead.


Does this count as cannibalism?

Bonus for Arabic Speakers:

Did he try the meatballs?

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