25 Times Subtitles Failed So Magnificently They Almost Won

You had one job, subtitle people.

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1. Happy Chinese New Year to one and all, from the BBC.

When subtitles go wrong... #ChineseNewYear

2. The Royal Cabbage makes its annual appearance.

Budget cuts hit the Royal Family transport budget.

Andy Taylor@andytuk

Budget cuts hit the Royal Family transport budget.

10:50 AM - 14 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

4. Sadly, this doesn't actualy work. You're better off with a defibrillator really.

Letter from today's Times. Excellent #subtitlefail

Stroppy Ambo Woman@Stroppyambo

Letter from today's Times. Excellent #subtitlefail

12:27 PM - 03 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

7. Conk = British slang for nose. Cock = cock.

When subtitles attack! (Apparently the subtitler was not familiar with Brit accent "conk" meaning nose.)

Jesse@mankybam

When subtitles attack!
(Apparently the subtitler was not familiar with Brit accent "conk" meaning nose.)

6:31 PM - 19 Nov 12ReplyRetweetFavorite

8. When diet advice spills over into family planning advice.

Helpful family planning advice from the BBC News channel - the natural option? #subtitlefail @BBCNews

John Lloyd@John_Lloyd

Helpful family planning advice from the BBC News channel - the natural option? #subtitlefail @BBCNews

6:24 PM - 01 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

10. Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov? Close enough.

RT @PaulLewis: When person writing subtitles hasn't heard of Russian For Min Sergei Lavrov <-Best caption #fail ever!

Jeremy Nicholl@Russian_Photos

RT @PaulLewis: When person writing subtitles hasn't heard of Russian For Min Sergei Lavrov <-Best caption #fail ever!

9:44 AM - 08 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

11. Manchester United player Adnan Januzaj? That'll do.

MOTD subtitles operator struggling with Adnan Januzaj's name: (via @MrChrisNeilson)

The Poke@ThePoke

MOTD subtitles operator struggling with Adnan Januzaj's name: (via @MrChrisNeilson)

7:30 PM - 16 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

12. Benedict Cumberbatch? I mean, it's not that far off.

How to spell Benedict Cumberbatch according to BBC subtitles

Кати@farmfeatures

How to spell Benedict Cumberbatch according to BBC subtitles

8:06 PM - 19 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

13. Won't SOMEONE think of the hobbits in this god-damn war!?

Bit of a subtitle fail from the BBC... Nobody tell Bilbo, he won't be happy. #poorhobbit

Danielle Atkinson@RoxyMartinique

Bit of a subtitle fail from the BBC... Nobody tell Bilbo, he won't be happy. #poorhobbit

6:09 PM - 04 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

15. *Gulp*

“@joehealy1971: I knew times were bad, but... #subtitlefail ”

Chris Ratcliffe@ratcliffechris

“@joehealy1971: I knew times were bad, but... #subtitlefail ”

7:46 AM - 17 Jul 12ReplyRetweetFavorite

20. When good footballers go bad.

Footballing cannibals! "Went on to eat their opponents..." #subtitlefail

Wendy Bradley@wendybradley

Footballing cannibals! "Went on to eat their opponents..." #subtitlefail

6:12 PM - 01 Dec 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

21. No one knows how this one happened.

#subtitlefail #skysport @SkySports @Ofcom Fernando Torres IRA?

Jak Hurley@Jakarinho

#subtitlefail #skysport @SkySports @Ofcom Fernando Torres IRA?

8:03 PM - 27 Oct 13ReplyRetweetFavorite