By derdurchdiezeitreisende [the time traveler]
Translated by T. H. Enerdly
This caption originally appeared in a now defunct German Yahoo group. It appeals to me for two reasons: it is a rather unusual example of a Lady-to-Maid story, an I think it could be re-written as a full length story.
I’m told that there are there are two types of translations:
- Faithful translations that are true to the source language, German in this case, or
- Idiomatic translations that read as if originally written by a native speaker of the target language, English in this case.
A translation can be one or the other, but not both. My translation is idiomatic.
The Original Caption