This community collects insults that have hilarious translations

Some insults translate perfectly.
Some insults translate perfectly.
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Good insults are hard to come by. Thankfully, there’s a new subreddit that captures some of the very best, and in more language than one.

Newly founded subreddit r/TranslatedInsults collects insults in many languages. While some of the insults border on aggressive and some are downright vulgar, there are plenty of them that, when translated, come across as beautifully absurd.

The subreddit’s moderators have made it clear that it is not meant to be a hostile place. Instead, the group provides a lighthearted forum for jabs that, when translated, turn into something delightful.

“First and foremost, just be kind to each other. This sub is in place for insults, yes, but not insults aimed at each other,” the community rules state. “Posts should be about translated insults. Insults that, when translated into English, are quite funny in their wording and meaning.”

It’s so rare to find a space on the web that provides this level of jabbing without becoming cruel. The sub     has just the right amount of biting humor, a tricky ingredient to handle. 

I’d like to offer an alternative idea for a subreddit: kind comments collected from every language.

Instead of, “Your mother has an outie belly button,” we can try, “Your mother has a beautiful belly button.” In lieu of, “May a goose kick you,” we could use, “May a goose cuddle you.”

This subreddit would probably have one follower, but I’m sticking to it. May a goose kick me if I get it wrong.

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The ThinkGeek Marvel sale saves you 20% on gear in time for 'Avengers: Endgame'

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Prepare for the Avengers finale with a sale on Marvel gear and merchandise at ThinkGeek.
Prepare for the Avengers finale with a sale on Marvel gear and merchandise at ThinkGeek.
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We understand if you’re focused on the inevitable end of a certain fantasy TV series that spent years on a final sendoff, but surely you haven’t forgotten about Avengers: Endgame? We’re close to the conclusion of a story arc that began over a decade ago. Grab the few tickets that are still available for the coming weeks and celebrate with a monumental ThinkGeek Marvel sale that will take less time to shop than a three-hour movie.

ThinkGeek will prepare you for the end with their sale on all Marvel gear. Just use the promo code OHSNAP (too soon, ThinkGeek) and you’ll receive a 20% discount on your order. That’s extra cash you can use to treat yourself and your best friends to a nice shawarma meal. 

Fans of the biggest Marvel franchises will find something to add to their collection, whether it’s Deadpool Fuzzy Bunny Slippers or a fancy Black Panther watch for your next dinner party. We picked some of our favorites, but feel free to check out the entire sale here

A tool set made for a superhero.

A tool set made for a superhero.

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Show how worthy you are to wield this hammer when you volunteer to fix that leaky faucet. Designed to look just like Thor’s hammer, Mjolnir, this portable 44-piece tool set contains all the essentials, such as a screwdriver, wrench, ratcheting wrench, utility knife, and non-magic hammer. 

Available for $99.99, this tool set is yours for just $79.99 today with the OHSNAP coupon. Just don’t try to fight any frost giants with it in case the moment presents itself. 

Greet your guests royally.

Greet your guests royally.

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While the Kingdom of Wakanda is known for how little they welcome dangerous outsiders, this doormat provides a warmer greeting to your guests. Made with coir fiber and designs inspired by Adinkra symbols found in West Africa, it’s the perfect way to announce to your guests they will enter the domain of royalty with the most advanced technology, so the least they can do is wipe their feet.

Enter the OHSNAP code at checkout and the price is knocked down from $24.99 to $19.99. 

Remember Baby Groot every time you prep.

Remember Baby Groot every time you prep.

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You can argue for days whether Guardians of the Galaxy or its sequel was better, but you can’t argue that Baby Groot was the biggest star from either film. Now you can think about everyone’s favorite talking tree when you dice up some vegetables for dinner on this natural wooden cutting board. And if you start to cry, it will either be from the onions or because you remembered Groot’s very sad scene from Avengers: Infinity War.

With the OHSNAP coupon code, you’ll save $6 on this kitchen essential for a final price of $23.99.

Stay warm while advertising your fandom.

Stay warm while advertising your fandom.

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Complete everyone’s favorite Marvel buddy duo when you wear this stylish Rocket Raccoon bomber jacket while you use the Groot cutting board. Again, it’s okay if you cry a little bit while you remember that heartbreaking moment again from Infinity War. You’ll feel better in this snug jacket with a furry hood that turns you into the gun-toting trash panda. 

Normally available fro $89.99, this lightweight jacket is yours for only $71.99 with an $18 discount after you apply the OHSNAP promo code. 

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Comedian Simone Norman pays homage to Bob Ross by dressing exactly like him — The Bob Ross Challenge

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Gillibrand pledges to not use hacked information in 2020 campaign and this is the world we live in now

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is the first 2020 candidate to promise not to accept hacked info from a foreign actor.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is the first 2020 candidate to promise not to accept hacked info from a foreign actor.
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Donald Trump set such a low bar during the 2016 election that one Democratic candidate is pledging not to use stolen or hacked information from foreign actors in the 2020 race. This is how we live now, folks.

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the detailed pledge on Tuesday. While many Democratic candidates, including Gillibrand, went on the record with the Daily Beast in February saying they wouldn’t use hacked material in their respective campaigns, Gillibrand is reportedly the first to put this promise in the form of a formal pledge. 

Yes, Trump’s shenanigans and Russia’s role in influencing that election has had such a stark, lasting effect on American politics that candidates now feel they have to promise they won’t seek another country’s help to win. 

Gillibrand released her four-point plan on Twitter Tuesday morning. There are some clear shots at Trump’s behavior during the 2016 election.

Remember, in July 2016, with the conventions unfolding and hacked Democratic National Committee emails leaking courtesy of WikiLeaks, Donald Trump attacked Hillary Clinton’s use of a private server for government emails and literally called on Russia to find thousands of “missing” emails. 

This is to say nothing of the oft-discussed June 2016 meeting — which has been widely analyzed, including in the Mueller Report — at Trump Tower in New York City. Trump campaign operatives, including Donald Trump, Jr. and Jared Kushner, met with a Kremlin-linked Russian attorney in hopes of receiving damaging information on Hillary Clinton.  

Before 2016, the idea that a presidential candidate would except such aid from a “foreign actor,” particularly an adversary like Russia, was so preposterous (and potentially illegal) that no one would assume it necessary for a candidate to proclaim they would do no such thing.

In fact, some Twitter users thought Gillibrand’s promise was a joke, because why would a candidate feel the need to issue a statement vowing to, essentially, run a campaign that stays within the boundaries of the law?

But the pledge is very real, and it’s one Gillibrand is encouraging supporters to “join her” in solidarity with by submitting their names and email addresses on her website, stating: 

I pledge that my campaign won’t use stolen or hacked information from any foreign actors, and I’m asking all of my fellow 2020 candidates to join me. Russia is a foreign adversary of the United States, and the Trump administration is refusing to stop them from attacking our elections again. Protecting our political institutions, elections and campaigns from foreign interference is critical to protecting America’s democracy.

Of course, that’s a useful way to get people on her mailing list. It’s also a depressingly relevant way to do so. 

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Mother’s Day sale: Save on subscription boxes from Cratejoy with this code

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Give the moms in your life a gift that keeps giving long after Mother's Day.
Give the moms in your life a gift that keeps giving long after Mother’s Day.
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Mother figures play vital roles in our lives, so when we get the chance to celebrate them we want to make sure we do it well. If you need a little help figuring out what to get your mom, mother-in-law, grandma, or any other mama in your life, check out our Mother’s Day gift guide. For those sticking to a budget, we also found some of the best gifts under $50.

If you’re in the market for a unique gift that continuously reminds the recipient how special she is, consider a subscription box. You can typically select set subscription periods like three or six months if you don’t want to commit to a year of gifts. Now through Mother’s Day (May 12), Cratejoy is offering discounts on more than 60 subscription boxes — just enter the code MOMSDAY at checkout.

Here’s a sample of what you can find in this sale:

Curated by therapists, this box will help your mom reduce stress and enhance her life. It’s filled with six to eight self-care and wellness products and a research-inspired therapeutic activity designed to help wire your mom’s brain for more joy. Items in TheraBox include aromatherapy, natural bath, body, and skincare products, and other lifestyle goods. Plans for TheraBox start at $30.99 per month, but you can save 10% when you use the code MOMSDAY.

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If your mom always has the coolest decorations in her home, she’ll love Renovar. The box is curated by designers and contains four to six themed home decor and accessories like cushions, candles, throws, vases, and more. Renovar ships every three months to give your mom new decor for each season. Plans start at $44.98 per quarter, but you can save 15% with code MOMSDAY.

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Help your mom with some personal development and growth with this subscription. It includes a bestselling personal development and self-help book, aromatherapy scent of the month, inspirational quote products, plus two to five mystery gifts. With a subscription, your mom also gains access to Crate The Life You Dream’s private Facebook group where she can discuss books and find free resources, coaching exercises, workshops, and more. Plans start at $40.97 per month, but you’ll save $10 on your first box when you use the code MOMSDAY.

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This foodie box is filled with recipes, ingredients, treats, guided instructions, kitchen tools, and digital activities to introduce your mom to new foods. Each month of Flavor Noire has a different theme and includes nine to 11 items. Your mom will get to experience authentic dishes from around the world. Plans start as low as $57.99 per month, and you can save 20% with the code MOMSDAY.

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If your mom has a green thumb, help her grow her greenery collection with the House Plant Shop delivery box. She’ll receive a custom array of house plants and related products each month. Each box includes easy-care instructions and random surprises like plant fertilizer, planters, and display stands. Plans start at $11.25 per month, and you can save 10% when you use the code MOMSDAY.

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Curious about what else you can save on for mom? Check out the full sale, and don’t forget to enter the code MOMSDAY at checkout.

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