Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Putting a News Headline through Google Translate

I am still having fun with Google Translate. Fox News had an interesting headline about the recent Twitter scandal of U.S. Representative Anthony Weiner: "Do Lawmakers and Social Media Mix?" I put this through Google Translate in the following order: English-Spanish-French-Japanese-English. The results:

   Do Lawmakers and Social Media Mix?
   No legisladores y mezcla de medios sociales?
   Aucun législateurs et la mixité sociale des médias?
   Social diversity of members and no media?

Though the Spanish, French, and Japanese are either nonsensical or non-grammatical, the English end-product is a suggestion/question that actually might make a lot of sense.

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