Chris McMullen wrote a hilarious post about an experiment with ‘Google translate’. I had a good laugh with that one, Chris. Well done!
FUN WITH GOOGLE TRANSLATE
Google Translate is actually pretty handy as an informal tool.
There have been times where I have wanted to have at least a partial understanding of something that I read in another language online, and Google Translate has helped me with that.
I’m also a little rusty with French, and Google Translate has helped to fill in some of my gaps.
But if you wrote something and wanted to have a professional translation of your writing into another language, well, as you will see in this article, that could result in some interesting consequences.
What I will do is type a variety of expressions in English.
I will copy and paste these expressions into Google Translate, and have them translated into a different language.
Then I will have them translated back into English.
(Isn’t this what everybody does when they feel like having some fun?)