Fart Magazine: A Bad Case Of Swedish Translation Meatballs

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Bad translations are a total gas. Example: retro Swedish car mag, Fart Med Motor Revy.

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Fart Med Motor Revy was initially published in Sweden during the Fifties and Sixties and, according to our trusted Google translator, it literally translates to: "speed with the engine revy." Could it have been run by Nordic coffee shop vikings? We might need a Jalop to sniff around to confirm this, but we'll believe it was until we smell hear otherwise. There are old copies available on numerous auction sites, but a lack of true info has left us feeling pretty shitty.

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We know it's a little on the Beavis and Butthead side of things, but this was just to good to...uh ...pass up.
[via Corvette Blogger, Tradera]

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