OT: rambles about translation

Otter Perry ottertee at silverwinggraphics.com
Mon Sep 20 13:38:21 EDT 2004


On Monday, September 20, 2004, at 08:55 AM, Margaret Ball wrote:

>>
>>
>> Does anyone have any anecdotes of silly mistakes in
>> translation?
>
> And I suppose everyone here has heard the old one (dating from the 
> very early days of machine translation) about what happened when they 
> ran "The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak" through the 
> English-to-Russian program and then back into English?

The vodka is good, but the beef is lousy.

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