Wednesday, 12 September 2007


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"


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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