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All your base are belong to us

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"All your base are belong to us" (often shortened to "All Your Base", "AYBABTU", or simply "AYB") is a broken English phrase that became an Internet phenomenon or meme in 2000–2002. The phrase came about as the result of the spread of a GIF animation that depicted the slogan. The text comes from the opening cutscene of the 1991 European Sega Mega Drive version of the video game Zero Wing by Toaplan, which was poorly translated from Japanese. It was popularized by the Something Awful message forums.

Transcript examples

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Original script Original English translation Correct English translation
機関士:何者かによって、爆発物が仕掛けられたようです。 Mechanic: Somebody set up us the bomb. Engineer: An unknown assailant has planted an explosive device!
通信士:メインスクリーンにビジョンが来ます。 Operator: Main screen turn on. Radio Operator: Video being routed to the main screen.
CATS:連邦政府軍のご協力により、君達の基地は、全てCATSがいただいた。 CATS: All your base are belong to us. CATS: With the help of Federation Forces, all of your bases have been taken over by CATS.
CATS:せいぜい残り少ない命を、大切にしたまえ・・・・。 CATS: You have no chance to survive make your time. CATS: Treasure what little remains of your lives.
艦長:我々の未来に希望を・・・ Captain: For great justice. Captain: Let's hope for our future...
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