This is what happens when you get German translations wrong…


Since launching the new website on Friday, we’ve been flooded with overwhelmingly positive comments. However, we’ve received a few comments from some of our German Zazzlers about some spots where we made some small errors in our German translations.
We want you to know that we take all of this feedback very seriously, and we’ve punished the person responsible accordingly.

See below for a picture of Lamson’s ankle. That’s right! We went Kathy Bates on him!

No, just kidding! We love Lamson, and we think his German translation skills are something even David Hasselhoff would be proud of.

He messed up his ankle this weekend pretty bad, though, while out celebrating the launch. Poor guy.

We’d tell you the real truth of how he broke it, but it’s so pathetic we just can’t stand to embarrass Lamson that way. Free hat for the person that posts to the comments correctly with how Lamson really messed up his ankle. (Trust us, it’s really pathetic.)


23 Responses to “This is what happens when you get German translations wrong…”

  1. Robin Says:

    Playing Fussball.
    (or eating sauerkraut)

  2. David Hasselhoff Says:

    Auditioning for So You Think You Can Dance!

  3. not_not_patrick Says:

    It looks like it was caused following a sudden sideways or twisting movement of the foot. Generally painful, although it’s a lot more brutal than it looks. I learned this back in West Philadelphia where I was born and raised, on the playground is where I spent most of my days. Chillin’ out maxin’ relaxin’ all cool and all shootin’ some b-ball outside the school when a couple of guys who were up to no good, started making trouble in my neighborhood. Got in one little fight and my mom got scared, said you’re moving with your Auntie and Uncle in Belair.

    And that’s what happened.

  4. Mike Says:

    Something like this:

  5. Ricaso Graphics Says:

    Getting his foot stuck while trying to get in to his lederhosen and after hopping around for a few seconds slips on some Sauerkraut that was spilled at the release party :)

  6. Amanda Says:

    When bringing Hanzel and Gretel back from the launch party! Yeah that’s it…

  7. Taran Rampersad Says:

    Kicked something out of frustration.
    Or sex.
    Or slipping in the jello-wrestling/mud pit.
    Falling for a woman.
    Run over by wheelchair.
    Beaten with crutches.
    Hit with cane.
    Hit by racing seeing-eye dog.

    Maybe I’ll post some more as I think of them.

  8. Samantha Says:

    While he was about to stand up/sit down or while he was stretching?

  9. Marie Says:

    While playing fetch with his dog?
    Falling out of bed?
    falling off a bar stool…?

  10. Crazy Ass Bear Says:

    Trying out the skateboards?

  11. Gale Says:

    Playing racketball solo…no, wait, that’s the pitiful way I messed up MY ankle. Trying to impress a girl? Hmm…not specific enough, me thinks. Hmmm…he was putting up decorations while standing on a chair…not just any chair but one of those rolly office chairs with wheels. Someone says somthing to him, he turns, the chair goes rolling, and ka-boom!

  12. Moonlake Says:

    Tripped over a small dog?
    Tripped over a small Cake?

  13. wolffreeborn Says:

    pinball cat? i know mine likes to trip people..
    either that or roller skating.

  14. TeeZazzle Says:

    Tripping over a Zazzle beer stein at the German Oktoberfest.

  15. TeeZazzle Says:


  16. Ricky Buchanan Says:

    I’m going for falling up/down stairs on his way home, since you said pathetic!

    Lamson, hope you feel better ASAP!

  17. malibuitalian Says:

    He fell off his flip flop while walking along the beach.

  18. FRUITLOOPY Says:

    Slipped on a German sausage.
    Getting out of bed.
    Secondary Diagnosis: Osteoporosis
    Primary Diagnosis: Twit!

  19. AbernathyDuck Says:

    I’m going to go with …

    Lost balance while putting on pants


    Jumped out of truck and landed wrong

    Home Lamson has a fast recovery!

  20. TheVintageVamp Says:

    Getting out of bed….I did that once. Got up, foot was still asleep and didn’t walk with the rest of me. Resulted in a nasty sprain and hairline fracture.

    Hope your ankle is better soon, however you did it. :)


  21. TeeZazzle Says:

    He twisted it while he was jumping for joy over Zazzles new binders.

  22. TeeZazzle Says:

    Well….don’t leave us in suspense. What happened? Inquiring Zazzle minds want to know.

  23. Lasgalen Arts Says:

    While putting his foot upon the toilet seat to tie his shoe…his foot fell in with such force he broke his ankle. Either that or he did the same thing I did while at Club Med after drinking Bahama Mamas and jump roping into Club Med history.

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