Translate these phrases into actual English and you’ll win a prize!*

Yesterday a friend of mine sent me this amazing email a friend of his had just received. He forwarded it for a laugh and also as incontrovertible proof that he’s got friends. Reader, the email didn’t disappoint.

We’ve all had those begging scam emails, right? The ones where Foreign Person A is in Plight B where Threat C means Armageddon unless you send them your entire life savings, yeah? And you usually hit delete? Yeah, me too. But be warned – delete it without reading it and you could be missing out on COMEDY GOLD.

The email was addressed to “The entire radio station.”


“Because now the world’s crisis, our “home disabled ?52/41” will not get money from sponsors (because they are bankrupt) for medicines and because of this we can not always give us the necessary medicines. We hurt pain.

Our group of 60 people like your radio, we listen via the Internet! Many times. We are a real fan of creative DJs, music and programs. We really love your country, your music and listen to your radio, we will drown in your life and the world. We are angry dream souvenirs with the logo of your radio! Thank you!”

I’ll send a prize* to anyone who can successfully translate:

  1. a)    “We will drown in your life and the world”


  1. b)   “We are angry dream souvenirs with the logo of your radio.”

Intriguing, isn’t it?


*by ‘prize’ I mean ‘nothing.’

How to teach a computer to sound human

poetry in commercials – why poetry should be handled with care…

O the joys of working from home

Previous Blog Next Blog
Avatar image

Emma Clarke

Emma is an award-winning voiceover, broadcaster and writer. Want to find out more about Emma?
Read more about Emma
Read some TestimonialsGo back to Home

Some of Emma’s clients

Testimonial image
“The perfect delivery. Every single time. Guaranteed. And always up for a brew and some cake.”
Chris Stevens, director, Devaweb
Testimonial image
“Emma is the best. I have no hesitation in recommending her for any voice over – she can handle anything.”
Mike Wyer, BBC