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Valentine's poem from Script star is lost in translation

The Script singer Danny O'Donoghue may be praised for his way with words, but the Dubliner managed to make a mess of a poem to his Lithuanian girlfriend, thanks to a translation error.

The Herald can reveal that the heartthrob had a Valentine's Day to remember, after he decided to write a romantic verse in Lithuanian -- but instead referred to his long-term partner as her own country.

Danny (25) and his model girlfriend Irma Mali have been inseparable since meeting on the set of the band's Breakeven video in 2008.

Danny said: "I did the standard for Valentine's Day, chocolates and roses. But I decided to do something extra and write my girlfriend a poem in Lithuanian because she is Lithuanian.


"I'm a songwriter so I'm pretty good with words. I thought I'd write it in English first then just translate it to Lithuanian.

"There is a toolbar on Google called Google Translate - but let's just say, it's not completely reliable.

"So let's say the first line was 'Dear Irma', but thanks to the translate tool, I gave her the formal greeting you give when you're addressing the nation.

"It was the equivalent of saying 'Dearest Nation of Irma' -- she thought it was hilarious. I've never seen someone laugh and cry so much at the same time before," he added.

Danny and his band members in The Script are still on a high after being invited by Grammy-winning singer John Mayer to join him on his tour in May.