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Poll: Your translation experience has best prepared you for which role in the zombie apocalypse?
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Alexander Kondorsky  Identity Verified
Russian Federation
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I replied "zombie" Feb 26, 2017

but after I read other replies it dawned on me that if a zombie eats my brain it will die immediately being overflooded with words. Therefore, I'm a zombie poison!

 

Fumiko & Alberto Zaccagnini  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 15:02
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Japanese to Italian
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Not even fun Feb 26, 2017

As Mr Mario Gonzalez wrote:

"Not even fun".
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We add:
Please, ProZ staff, prevent the post of polls this stupid, and of such a bad taste?
*Such* polls are a great waste of time.
As Mr Michael Harris wrote:

These are really getting worse!!!
We are a serious profession and I am for a bit of fun, but this is really getting to be really really stupid lately!!!


[Edited at 2017-02-26 17:31 GMT]


 

Cristina Gonzalez  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 09:02
Member (2012)
English to Spanish
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What???? Feb 26, 2017

I haven't seen a single zombie movie, so I have no idea what you are talking about. Sorry, does not apply in my case.

 

Ilan Rubin (X)  Identity Verified
Russian Federation
Local time: 17:02
Russian to English
Bring it on! Feb 26, 2017

I was in investment banking for 14 years. The zombie apocalypse will be a walk in the park compared with that.


[Edited at 2017-02-26 18:17 GMT]


 

Harry Blake Paz Bonzano  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 15:02
Member (2014)
Spanish to Italian
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Very funny poll Feb 26, 2017

I am currently reading Max Brook's The Zombie Survival Guide just for fun, and it is fun and also very interesting.

For those saying this is a waste of time, why wasting even more of your time replying it?


 

Angie Garbarino  Identity Verified
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For sharing our opinion Feb 26, 2017

Harry Blake Paz Bonzano

For those saying this is a waste of time, why wasting even more of your time replying it?



Our opinion about stupid polls


 

Annamaria Amik  Identity Verified
Local time: 16:02
Romanian to English
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Never seen (and never will see) a zombie movie, but Feb 27, 2017

Considering that I only know what this question means because I happened to translate zombie movie synopses for a media client, it's safe to assume I would be a scientist in this scenario - someone who works for a solution behind the scenes with her mind/brain only, but without any actual contact with the "real" world.

While I do strongly dislike (I actually really hate) this line of fantasy, I think the question is funny, and probably others would find it smart, too, if those movie
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Considering that I only know what this question means because I happened to translate zombie movie synopses for a media client, it's safe to assume I would be a scientist in this scenario - someone who works for a solution behind the scenes with her mind/brain only, but without any actual contact with the "real" world.

While I do strongly dislike (I actually really hate) this line of fantasy, I think the question is funny, and probably others would find it smart, too, if those movies themselves weren't so incredibly idiotic. If the question were phrased like this: "which role in a dystopia?", the colleagues wouldn't find it so repulsive.
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Philippe Etienne  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 15:02
Member
English to French
Other Feb 27, 2017

I'm no longer 15 years old.

Philippe


 

Michael Harris  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 15:02
Member (2006)
German to English
Are you the poster? Feb 27, 2017

Harry Blake Paz Bonzano wrote:

I am currently reading Max Brook's The Zombie Survival Guide just for fun, and it is fun and also very interesting.

For those saying this is a waste of time, why wasting even more of your time replying it?


As you seem to be the only one who finds this funny...And I have a pretty black humour


 

Mario Freitas  Identity Verified
Brazil
Local time: 12:02
Member (2014)
English to Portuguese
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My defense of the quick polls has just been destroyed Feb 27, 2017

In the last post, I criticized someone who said "I'm no longer 8 years old", then this poll comes out immediately after that! It makes it really hard to defend the Quick Polls, you know? I mean asking such a question in a translators poll... In general, fans of zombie movies and translators are not in the same boat. The intellectual levels are quite different.

[Edited at 2017-02-27 16:36 GMT]


 

Hege Jakobsen Lepri  Identity Verified
Local time: 09:02
Member (2002)
English to Norwegian
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Despite "everyone" finding this poll ridiculous... Feb 27, 2017

23 have responded, while today's poll about rates, has been much less successful.

I too kind of like the odd "fantasy poll" on the weekend - often they give more food for thought, than say, a survey question about CAT tools


 

Harry Blake Paz Bonzano  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 15:02
Member (2014)
Spanish to Italian
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Are you a troll? Feb 27, 2017

Michael Harris wrote:

Harry Blake Paz Bonzano wrote:

I am currently reading Max Brook's The Zombie Survival Guide just for fun, and it is fun and also very interesting.

For those saying this is a waste of time, why wasting even more of your time replying it?


As you seem to be the only one who finds this funny...And I have a pretty black humour


I am not the poster, just to reassure you. And you assuming I am the only one finding this funny means you did not read all answers.


 

Peter Shortall  Identity Verified
Local time: 14:02
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When will it happen? Feb 27, 2017

Just so as I can prepare myself. 2020? And how would translating help us to prepare for it?

[Edited at 2017-02-27 21:30 GMT]


 
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