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miketheramp
01-18-2013, 02:54 PM
Google Translate seems to be a reliable service that has bought the world's websites closer together and probably even made some conversations easier (even if every sentence involves typing into a phone), but it looks like mistakes can be made if you keep translating and re-translating (presumably as phrases take on slightly altered meanings and context), or is it just the experiment that these guys pulled that makes it seem that way (because no-one ever really needs to run loads of words through over 60 languages before putting it back to their own)?

http://www.worldtvpc.com/blog/fresh-prince-of-65-tongues/

admin
01-18-2013, 04:38 PM
It's just like Chinese whispers, repeat something enough from person to person and it becomes completely different.!