Last night, my lovely wife and I were watching episode 11 of Please Twins (originally Onegai Twins). My wife can't keep up with the subtitles, so I'm forced to watch with the english dub, which I dislike. Anyway, I switched the subtitles on for a bit, and my wife suggested we keep them on so that we can compare. At a particular point in the show, two characters named Maiku (male) and Miina (female) are talking about how another female character named Kaarin is acting a bit strange. Then this line happens (not word-for-word acurate, but close enough):
English dub: (Miina) I don't think it's her time of the month.
Subtitles: (Miina) It's about that time of the month for her.
WHAAA??? It's either one or the other, you crazy crazy people. Can none of you actually speak Japanese? If not, WHAT ARE YOU DOING IN THIS INDUSTRY!?!?!
See, the thing that makes me most frustrated about this, is that I really think they did it because of their translitteration ethos. In the context, they probably thought it would sound better and fit better with how their American audience would understand it. Pleh...
(American tranlitteration: Americans rock! Yeah!)