Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Compromised

I was browsing Flickr and came across a profile page written in Portugese, I used Babelfish to translate for me, I've mentioned here before that Babelfish, while useful, is very literal and doesn't pick up the nuances of language.
There is a bit at the bottom of the Flickr profile where you can state your gender and marital status,
Babelfish changed the "I'm female and taken" to "I am compromised woman"

2 comments:

Robyn said...

I used the Google translator to try and be clever in an email to on of our French teachers at the school where I work.

She is still laughing!

Erica said...

LOL I can believe it after seeing the way it mangles English

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