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There's gum stuck to the back of my shoe.

added by blay_paul, February 19, 2008

There's gum stuck to the bottom of my shoe.

edited by fcbond, 29 days ago

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AlanF_US AlanF_US December 17, 2021 December 17, 2021 at 5:47:29 PM UTC link Permalink

> There's gum stuck to the back of my shoe.

The back of the shoe is the opposite of the front of the shoe, not the opposite of the top of the shoe. More likely (since the bottom of the shoe would pick up any gum on the ground):

There's gum stuck to the bottom of my shoe.
There's gum stuck to the sole of my shoe.

The Russian indicates this meaning.

DJ_Saidez DJ_Saidez December 17, 2021 December 17, 2021 at 6:12:59 PM UTC link Permalink

The Japanese would also still match. 裏 could refer to bottom or back.

AlanF_US AlanF_US December 17, 2021, edited December 17, 2021 December 17, 2021 at 10:02:14 PM UTC, edited December 17, 2021 at 10:02:42 PM UTC link Permalink

Interesting. Thanks. I unlinked the Russian from this sentence and added a new translation.

DJ_Saidez DJ_Saidez December 17, 2021, edited December 17, 2021 December 17, 2021 at 10:44:56 PM UTC, edited December 17, 2021 at 10:45:52 PM UTC link Permalink

I misspoke

I meant it would still match the Japanese if the change to "sole of shoe/bottom of shoe" was made
裏 could literally refer to bottom or back, and I'd imagine here it refers to bottom
That fix means it would also probably match with the French I think (it literally says "heel", at least that's how I translated it into Spanish)
I can't speak for the other languages

fcbond fcbond 29 days ago December 20, 2021 at 11:44:23 PM UTC link Permalink

I am not sure if this would invalidate any of the other translations, but 'bottom' definitely fits the Japanese better so I have changed it.

Horus Horus 29 days ago December 21, 2021 at 12:02:08 AM UTC link Permalink

Duplicates of this sentence have been deleted:
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DJ_Saidez DJ_Saidez 28 days ago December 21, 2021 at 10:08:31 AM UTC link Permalink

French says heel, so it kinda refers to the bottom?
Russian might be OK since it's linked by someone else to an identical sentence
The other languages I don't know

morbrorper morbrorper 28 days ago, edited 28 days ago December 21, 2021 at 11:21:47 AM UTC, edited December 21, 2021 at 12:32:08 PM UTC link Permalink

I would prefer to see the French linked to a more specific English translation.