lost in translation

July 7, 2008


and for those of you who didn’t see these when i posted them a few months back, here were two other “LOST IN TRANSLATION” favorites.

this was a shop in singapore:


this was the name of a construction company in australia:





  1. leenee89 on April 7, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    Wheres that picture of “Chesterella” -extra dick??? couldnt stop laughing :’D

    btw: super dickmanns are tasty hahhaha love them.roflmao.

  2. Olesya Sakharova on June 14, 2010 at 11:15 am


  3. QWERTY on April 10, 2009 at 2:03 am

    Super Dickmann’s are great!^^

  4. sasummsumm on July 15, 2008 at 10:50 am

    lol dickmann’s are really not so special in germany but as i saw this in another light…its pretty funny you are right πŸ˜€

    i have found out some other funny “lost in translation” in germany for you, my teacher told us that a “public viewing” is where you bury someone but here in germany some “specialist” used the words in another way:

    for viewing a soccer game on a huge screen with other peoples in public…XD

    and i’m shure there is more here in germany…^^
    so come her soon again XD hrhr

    greetings from germany^^

  5. nadia_mikeshinoda on July 13, 2008 at 3:13 pm

    LMFAO!!!!!!!!!! genius!!!!!!! sheer genius!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. mystery on July 13, 2008 at 6:38 am

    :D:D:D I laughed so hard when I saw the picture of the “Dickmanns” …. I never expected to see this picute here πŸ™‚ I’m german so they aren’t something special for me ^^ lol but I must admid that “Dickmanns” are very delishious πŸ™‚

  7. CHEN_IL on July 11, 2008 at 1:17 am

    hahahahhaXDDD i like it!!!! hhh nice:]

  8. keineAhnung on July 10, 2008 at 10:22 am

    ROFLMAO!!!…I’ve never thought of what people from the us will think of it @dickmanns…ROFLMAO…(btw dick is german for fat/bulky)…but the same goes for wiener schnitzel (wien = vienna)…oh, and if you like the dickmanns pic, I’m sure you’ll LOVE that one: http://www.sagen.at/texte/gegenwart/images/fucking.jpg …it’s a place-name sign in upper austria… ;p

  9. minuteforce on July 9, 2008 at 5:20 pm

    … listening to mike’s interview on rockline. πŸ™‚

  10. Kaeru on July 9, 2008 at 3:08 pm

    hey ich kann deutsch XD sorry mike ^^
    @mike ^^ can you make pics from you fan gifts please ^-^
    onegai, onegai, onegai suru πŸ˜€

  11. mistressOFmadness on July 9, 2008 at 12:47 pm

    @ kaeru and comfortzone: yeah i know xD i was just fooling around cause im bored :-/ haha
    but pejudice much? being german myself i can tell you that we actually can be funny, but there are a lot of jokes that are playing around with double meanings of words and cant be translated. and maybe you just havent met anyone funny from my country ^^ weΒ΄re not wearing dirndls all day and eat sauerkraut each day.

  12. Siby on July 9, 2008 at 12:03 pm

    im german and when i saw that pic i didnt really get that what you think its funny.
    but somehow i saw it again and now…..yeah now i get it.

  13. Kaeru on July 9, 2008 at 9:44 am

    @comfortzone yes that is what i mean (^-^)
    @mistressOFmadness germans think that she are funny but its stupid the humor so senceless
    no one understand it ^^”

  14. SouthernGirlAM on July 9, 2008 at 9:21 am

    Just saw where “We Made It” is a song selection for Madden NFL ’09! Congrats!

    And as always, your posts are always entertaining!

  15. Calynka on July 9, 2008 at 8:31 am

    I found something for your collection.

    It’s a funiture store in Germany^^

  16. axrinekey on July 9, 2008 at 5:25 am

    OMG xD

  17. LinkinReni on July 9, 2008 at 5:10 am

    Hey Mike!!!! :)) please check out my video about beautiful June with You!!!! :)) Thank you Guys ;))

  18. comfortzone on July 9, 2008 at 4:31 am

    @mistress of madness @Kaeru

    LOL. This conversation is getting hilarious and lost in translation in itself πŸ˜€ I think, Kaeru refers to the German meaning of ‘dick’ which is fat. So, if you eat them, you become fat XD … I guess … I’m confused, ha ha.

  19. Peryman on July 9, 2008 at 3:59 am

    Haha Mike, Theres not much translation between us Aussies and you guys. But it just reflects out cheeky lifestyle.

    And that’s only a minor Lost in Translation compared to others!

  20. SdwOTD on July 9, 2008 at 3:32 am

    Hey Mike, can you please give us an update on the shoes – Will they be available online? Lot of international fans wanting to know if they will be able to order them. Thanks!

  21. AmyLynette_91 on July 9, 2008 at 3:04 am

    July 12 is coming…. wow mike..
    ehh mike…. i get what you mean…. hahah those pictures and words
    they are really lost in translation
    mike are you all coming for the mtvasia awards in Malaysia??

  22. msgirl on July 8, 2008 at 11:59 pm

    please can anyone explain me these?why are these ‘lost in translation’?i don’t understand these……are they maybe wrong words?cuz i am not good at my english…???please ….tell me……………..:)

  23. zyklon on July 8, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    Digg This! lets get this post to the front page of digg w00t!!!

  24. slimshinoda on July 8, 2008 at 6:19 pm

  25. HMF on July 8, 2008 at 5:53 pm

    OMG!!! ROFL!! “Super Dickman” that’s too funny!! LMAO!! I love u Mike!! U rox!! Oh, btw, when u come to Dallas on Aug. 23 tell Chessy to bring Tlyer (his son) on stage like he did in Bamboozie (can’t spell) I forgot to tell him when I met him at the Ve’cel sighing so could u please tell him? Thanks!! ^_^

  26. mistressOFmadness on July 8, 2008 at 2:36 pm

    haha lol @ kaeru. you mean, if you eat a dickmann you become/get a dick? NOOOOOOOOOOO xD rofl that would suck. VERY MUCH.
    but german people can be funny too O.o we have awesome comedians here and i can say im funny too grmpf

  27. Eilatan on July 8, 2008 at 2:28 pm

    I LOVE your sense of humour, Mike!
    I love YOU! xD
    You make me smile… like this >>> πŸ™‚
    Laugh out loud. πŸ˜€

  28. Kaeru on July 8, 2008 at 1:50 pm

    O.o I do not think its funny… german people are not funny so i don’t understand it
    n.n its only a promotion name
    thats manipulative
    if you eat it … you become it XD

    …ehm i hope you understand
    ahh im so confused
    58 hours without sleep… i go to bed
    tata (^-^)

  29. lp_fm_fan on July 8, 2008 at 1:43 pm

    lmao! Thanks for that image, Mike.

    Definitely made me laugh. πŸ˜›

  30. ivulka on July 8, 2008 at 1:40 pm


  31. rockermeg on July 8, 2008 at 1:27 pm

    Hahaha!!! Oh that is brilliant! I needed that

    Thanks Mike


  32. mistressOFmadness on July 8, 2008 at 1:07 pm

    germany roxs! muahahah lol i love that shit. i usually peel off the chocolate first before i eat the rest x3 but dickmans are so friggin expensive…and the calories… OMFG Q_Q
    lol did you know that hahn means like faucet or rooster? or the pimp my ride one with the guy called joe that looked like dave? i was like: nooooooooo, you got it all wrong! lol
    and dick means like thick or fat in german haha xD

  33. Keilah_136 on July 8, 2008 at 12:39 pm

    the last 2 actually made me laugh out loud. awesome, keep it up!

  34. comfortzone on July 8, 2008 at 7:39 am

    I rarely eat them but they are very delicious but
    now, I won’t think about Dickmann’s the same way I used to … especially, after I’d seen this. You gave them a new dimension πŸ˜€

    Don’t spoil your fans XD

  35. nikkiann0100 on July 8, 2008 at 6:45 am

    Nice pics. I remember the second one. I think I like the construction one best. By the way, good job on Rockline last night. It was very entertaining.

  36. Shinizzle3 on July 8, 2008 at 5:56 am

    yeah, german superdickmans! =P the only thing that there are usefull is to smear them in your friend’s face xD
    juhuuu you mentioned Germany in your blog =D

  37. Emilia on July 8, 2008 at 4:31 am

    Those pics made my day πŸ˜€ Keep posting them, those are hilarious! So funny XD

  38. Andizzle on July 8, 2008 at 4:27 am


  39. Heshotmedown on July 8, 2008 at 4:11 am

    Oh common… super dickmanns are soo tatsy =D Yes, pure sugar, but tasty. Well, close an eye for the awesome (awefull?) name. If you have seen the mini ones, they are like 3 different kinds of chocolate, taste much better then the big ones lol

    holy shit, why I’m posting this? =D Whatever, I need some coffee…

  40. MusicIsHealthy on July 8, 2008 at 4:02 am

    so funny XDD
    “super dickmanns” , tasty!
    when you come back to germany i buy some for you and give it to you at the m&g

    here is something that might be pretty funny, but i dont know if YOU think that πŸ˜‰ , i hope you can open it and understand it:

  41. miKer0cks on July 8, 2008 at 1:33 am

    that’s sooo cool!!!……..nice choice of pics mikey!!!……anyway….good luck with your art gallery on 12th july and with project revolution!!!…..we miss you guys here in greece!!! hope u come again next year!!! lot’s of kisses mikey!!!<3

  42. toikey on July 8, 2008 at 1:29 am

    I need to get me some of those πŸ˜€

  43. I_B_Long on July 8, 2008 at 1:27 am

    i looked at the video posted by MYFACE down there… and im gonna have to be a bit of a hypocrite (just this once) after speaking out against people invading ppls privacy with cameras and such, i gotta admit, it WAS kinda cool to see you filming the video. and now i know why it was so shaky. if you use a simple digi-cam to film,, you need TWO hands to hold it steady. with this tip, maybe your next film wont send your fans running for the bathroom with nausea……;)
    (still feeling like a hypocrite for watching and enjoying the clip)
    edit:my “tip” about holding the camera was a joke. maybe not a good one, but still a joke……:)

  44. navee on July 8, 2008 at 1:12 am





  45. none13 on July 8, 2008 at 12:57 am

    lol Super Dickmann’s!!!!xDDD
    Hate em!..^^ They’re so fatty….^^

  46. shinoda_me on July 8, 2008 at 12:43 am

    BWAHAHAHHAHAHA!!! i had such a laugh … thanks for these … keep posting them as frequently as you can …. amazing …. LMFAO!

  47. Diamondback on July 8, 2008 at 12:42 am

    Thin Ho! Whoohoo go Singapore! Hahaha it isn’t as funny as the rest though.

  48. alichino78 on July 8, 2008 at 12:37 am

    i’m a Filipino who temporarily lives here in Abu Dhabi, UAE. well Mr. Shinoda they also got some interesting shop names here too. like BUTT SWEET HOUSE, please don’t think they’re selling literally sweet fresh human bums but its actually an Arabic confectioner shop, i have no idea why the hell they’ve named their shop that way. there’s even have one here that’s named BULBUL REFRESHMENT or something. actually i have to correct this in our language in Tagalog bulbul or bulbol which is the correct spelling is actually the Tagalog word for pubic hair.
    please this isn’t the fault of the local residents of UAE, this is the fault of those expatriates who were the owners of these establishments.

  49. NoFace on July 7, 2008 at 11:36 pm

    Tell me you don’t want some Dickmann’s lmao. That looks so yummy.
    By the way, this is a vid filmed by Hong Kong fans which has the same scene with your video ‘Sirens and Silence’, the part where a girl was screaming “I love you Chester, I love you Mike”. Maybe you wanna check it out.

  50. crystalrussianla on July 7, 2008 at 11:33 pm

    super dickmann’s think you can send me a box i would love to try some ..lol

    nice to see your back posting we missed you very much and cant wait for the art show

  51. gigibennington on July 7, 2008 at 10:48 pm

    i know the chinese words which was a shop in singapore. lol

  52. Simone on July 7, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    HAHAHAHA THATS FUCKIN AWESOME. I really like the Hooker Cockram one. I’ve seen some amazing signs that were really stupid in Thailand and Indonesia. Haha, I brought a DVD and the subtitles were meant to say “We have to run away” and the translation was “Everybody Soy bean cake!” …made no sense what-so-ever.
    Mike, does Anna ever read some of the stuff you post on here? It’s so funny dude.

  53. nillp on July 7, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    here is almost 2am..

    hear u laughing before go to bed, is invaluable.. πŸ˜€

    EDIT now here is around 2h30′ and it just finished.. i’m going since i have to wake up at 5h30′ to study.. o_o’

    anyway.. it was worth listening to the interview.. πŸ˜‰

    take care; love ya ~ mk’nil β™₯

  54. nillp on July 7, 2008 at 9:10 pm

    the interview is hilarious..! xD

    haha. i wanna get the lpu package to be on stage with u guys.. lol

  55. akitagirl on July 7, 2008 at 7:21 pm

    Thanks Mike – we have all been waiting for another installment of lost in translation. Your the best!

  56. ms_shock on July 7, 2008 at 6:48 pm

    haha xD That’s nice xD I’ve got MAAANY same pics, but with russian names xD They’re really funny!!! XD

  57. cookiesnher0in on July 7, 2008 at 6:09 pm

    HAHAHAHAHA. My maturity, let me show you it. You’d probably love engrish.com, but I bet you already know about it.

  58. murry on July 7, 2008 at 5:53 pm

    Mmm.. Yummy Dickmann’s.

  59. Reem on July 7, 2008 at 5:37 pm

    oh my god! that’s so funny.i live here but i don’t think i’ve ever seen the company in the last pic.and the second pic in singapore done it or me,i thought it was funny as.lol the first german(?) one really is funny.wow what a good idea,Lost in Translation that is.You must come across heaps of those ay? I know what it’s like cos i speak arabic,and i come across such things,things that are used so commonly in other languages when it’s pure rude and discusting in mine.haha,thanks for sharing.

  60. Neil on July 7, 2008 at 5:37 pm

    The Australian one isnt “Lost In Translation” because we speak english…. its more of “parents gave him a fucked up name, and his last name is reason for him being bullied in school”

  61. lynndarwinharris on July 7, 2008 at 5:21 pm

    You said it best “Lost in Translation”. Funny!!

  62. yun on July 7, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    “Yummy”?? Oh god, you guys some comments down there have problems O.O Anyway, cool idea of the “lost in translation” thing! Hey the art show is reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeally close! How’s your excitement going? Here the sadness of not being there is growing T.T

  63. analoggirl on July 7, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    Haha, so many laughs to be had – many too explicit to be shared here. But rest assured that from now on, some of your fans will put a chocolate Dickmann in their mouth and think of you.

  64. Lvix on July 7, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    I was at Projekt Revolution in Dusseldorf and i din’t saw the picture there…
    Mike, you’ve been in the Art Cave in Germany to?

  65. Madlen on July 7, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    omg…i wonder what those taste like…:Dhahahaha hilarious:Dand the construction company-i wonder how many of their clients went there because of the name:D

  66. NeneLP88 on July 7, 2008 at 3:19 pm

    HaHaHa!! =D Sooo funny =P

    And you know, here in Italy in my university town, there’s a bar-restaurant named “Dick” ! XD

    And it’s not kinda night club or porn stuff XD Really! Me and my friends we were wondering: “but, before giving a name to that place.. did the owner pay attention on what that name could mean in other languages?!” Ohh, I guess he didn’t!

    Anyway, it’s funny =D

  67. zimminator on July 7, 2008 at 3:10 pm


  68. ErbseLP on July 7, 2008 at 2:55 pm

    LOL super dickmann’s. πŸ˜€ yummy =)

    Muahahahaha, and I have a such package next to me! πŸ˜€ (yeah, my english is so bad :x)

  69. cuz on July 7, 2008 at 2:54 pm

    traveling around the world might be funny sometimes πŸ˜‰ good shots πŸ˜‰ gonna listen to rockline show next few hours πŸ™‚ cheers πŸ™‚

  70. nikki_xox on July 7, 2008 at 2:49 pm

    hi mike hahaha them signs are fairly funny!! thanks for coming to ireland x

  71. zeljka on July 7, 2008 at 2:30 pm

    lol. if i ever eat super dickmanns again, i will always think about your posting here.

  72. Yuki on July 7, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    AHAHA now i get it xDD
    i havent had these in a loooooooooooooooong while…n now i wont be able to eat them again bcos ill be looking around thinking: what if mike sees me eating them? xDD
    i really like ur sense of humour mike πŸ˜€ good good

  73. Avi on July 7, 2008 at 2:20 pm

    “super groß” hahaha XDD

  74. TaylorKenjiLP on July 7, 2008 at 2:18 pm

    lmfaooo. hooker cockram & thin ho were definitely my 2 favorites out of the bunch also. they should get those ‘super dickmanns’ here in america =P

  75. prisca on July 7, 2008 at 2:03 pm

    yeah here in germany there are very strange names.
    but i have to say, the “super dickmanns” taste really good!
    very ambiguous XD

  76. Sven on July 7, 2008 at 1:51 pm

    these are awesome, i’m from germany, and since i know my first english words, everytime i had to laugh when we bought them^^

  77. nillp on July 7, 2008 at 1:49 pm

    hahaha. i almost died laughing with this one (too!).. really great.. LMAO!

    anyway. they’re really small/skinny to be called “super”.. ha! lol

  78. sandra on July 7, 2008 at 1:42 pm

    OMG! that’s hilarious! although i’ve never really liked them too much (believe it or not, i’m just not too much into sweets ;)), i think from now on i will always have to think of your post here whenever i come across them… i never even thought about that name in THAT way… so i guess i’m just lucky i’ve never really been a big fan of the ‘dickmanns’ anyway, cause otherwise i don’t think i would ever be able to enjoy eating them again… LOL
    very good one, mike!
    have a fab day!

  79. ChazyChaz_LP on July 7, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    Super Dickmanns! yummy x)
    lol I never thought about the name THAT way… now I can’t stop laughing.

  80. Raspberry on July 7, 2008 at 1:23 pm

    Oh My Gosh!!! … Those made me blush!

  81. harakiri on July 7, 2008 at 1:22 pm

    i don’t think i’ll ever be able to eat them again… thank you very much.


  82. asianotter on July 7, 2008 at 1:21 pm

    LMAO! i LOVE the Lost In Translation series . . . they are the best. and so are you for sharing! can’t wait to see you at the end of the week at the JANM. stay safe and healthy. see you in L.A.

  83. Janni_Loves_LP on July 7, 2008 at 1:11 pm

    YAY finally another LIT pic! and wow.. very unfortunate name for cream puffs.. x’P i’ve actually tasted those things.. they’re yummy.. haha! x’D

  84. Miky1977 on July 7, 2008 at 1:03 pm

    ahahahahahah…mike you are very crazy…..I luv U for this…It continues so!! You are fantastic..bye πŸ˜€

  85. MissNatalie1984 on July 7, 2008 at 1:00 pm

    woohoo, go the aussie’s for coming up with a totally dirty name for a construction group (then again, we aussies do have a reputation, so it doesn’t surprise me :D)

    in keeping with your lost in translation kinda pics, i wanted to post this for you


    it’s an art store in poland – kinda unfortunate name though πŸ˜›

    so, how many super dickmann’s did you eat? lmfaooooo.

    take it easy!

  86. Shinodabestfriend on July 7, 2008 at 12:56 pm

    have you eaten Dickmanns?? Oo

  87. Ilo on July 7, 2008 at 12:45 pm

    Just came in to say good bye, LP forever! Love U, Ilo

  88. Alexandra on July 7, 2008 at 12:29 pm

    ahahhaha…. OMG! hahah… hilarious…dirty miiind:D i llike the name of the film ”HANCOCK”…bhaa.. english is not my native language… but i guess that the word ”cock” has a few meanings….:DD OMG… what am i talking about?!!?!?… LOL… i really love to travel and read ads and different signboards… sometimes they sound so funny:) haaa… have a nice day Mike.. thanks for sharing=)

  89. alyeska39 on July 7, 2008 at 12:17 pm

    ….You’re not helping my already dirty mind…

  90. skindesbous on July 7, 2008 at 11:50 am

    you know what’s the worse part? I really like them HAHAHAHAHA

    I can’t stop laughing

  91. Hybr1d_7h3ory on July 7, 2008 at 11:36 am


    I just got back from Germany, and I saw those at an Aldi and bought some

    Maybe I can get you to sign the box at the Bonner Springs show

    I hope all is well and that the tour is going well

  92. durg on July 7, 2008 at 11:28 am

    hahaha wow, nice.

    didja eat any? XD

    oh & cant wait for the pittsburgh showwww :D!

  93. plaaplaa on July 7, 2008 at 11:21 am

    haha XD shit you have dirty minds

  94. Umi on July 7, 2008 at 11:18 am

    Yeah, right, I hope too you’ve eaten at least one of the Dickmann’s instead just staring at the boxes lol But you propably didn’t put one of them into the microwave and watched it grow inside, did you? That’s even funnier now you made me start thinking about the english translation of the word dick… though they (uhm, Dickmann’s) taste even better when they’re warm and fluffy… if you’re over here again the next time, try it! Really, it’s no joke, try it! πŸ˜€ – END OF UMI’S ‘DICKMANN’S COOKING INSTRUCTIONS’

  95. Calynka on July 7, 2008 at 11:18 am

    Lol I never thought about Dickmann’s in that way, but I like your way to think evil grin Btw. “Super groß mit knackiger Schokolade” means “Very big, with crispy chocolate.”… think about it XD Mmmh I think I should buy some tomorrow LOL

  96. SdwOTD on July 7, 2008 at 10:54 am

    Lol! I’m a bit creeped out to be honest. Happy to get a new lost in translation though! You should check out failblog.org or engrish.com, some good ones in there ^_^ For non-lulz please go to [LPUMB>The Underground>The List]

  97. A_S on July 7, 2008 at 10:52 am

    Yeah! Everybody in germany know the SUPER DICKMANN’S! I hope you have eaten one!:-) First you have to watch the ad!
    Here is the advertising slogan: MANN, SIND DIE DICK MANN!!! Very funny! πŸ™‚

  98. ShadowerLiltani on July 7, 2008 at 10:52 am

    I have no words to describe just how fucking funny these are. Thanks for sharing, you made my day XD Edit: Would you ever eat a Super Dickmann?

  99. Alexias on July 7, 2008 at 10:36 am

    Lol, Mike….what more can I say?
    It’s an interesting rendition, but btw they’re very delicious!:-)

  100. PinkWater3 on July 7, 2008 at 10:27 am

    AHahaha oh god super dickmann’s this is hilarious

  101. I_B_Long on July 7, 2008 at 10:27 am

    LOL. you just made me miss my hubby. he’s lived in germany for about 3 years now (not counting deployments) and he still giggles EVERY TIME he sees those dickmann’s boxes at the store. the other 2 were really funny too.
    and i gotta disagree with one oof the previous posters, Dickmanns do too taste good. especially the minis.
    anyway, glad you finally posted something again. been 4 days, i was going through withdrawal…

  102. LP_Fan on July 7, 2008 at 10:24 am

    lol, very funny ! have you eat them?
    i think since today I have to laugh every time I see them! xD
    And I see them pretty often when I go shopping,…
    thx, for a new reason to laugh xD

  103. Jhuryn on July 7, 2008 at 10:14 am

    Short and stumpy… super! These should be called “Dickmann’s Disappointments”. lol

  104. MusicalMorphine on July 7, 2008 at 10:12 am

    Oh wow haha. I love these things.

    These are slightly different but I love them all the same.

    The formatting hates me but yeah.

  105. MickeyMouse on July 7, 2008 at 10:01 am

    haha oh dude! i never thought about the fact that “dick” means something other.. in english. actually in german it’s the word for “fat”.. and by the way, DICKMANN’s don’t taste that good, i don’t like em πŸ˜‰

    funny pictures πŸ™‚

  106. Marj0 on July 7, 2008 at 9:57 am

    Hahaha! So funny πŸ™‚ yep thaks for the laught Mike!

  107. kairimai on July 7, 2008 at 9:55 am

    these are awesome lol πŸ™‚

  108. CherryRed on July 7, 2008 at 9:54 am

    Very Funny! So many jokes can be made! Thanks for the laugh Mike!

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