[LINK] Online web translations

Ivan Trundle ivan at itrundle.com
Wed Sep 26 08:43:11 EST 2007


(slightly off-topic, but not too far for some Linkers)

This really has to be seen to be believed:

http://www.olympicprague.net/olympic-history/

...and other pages in the vicinity: the press releases are just as good.

They are pitching for the 2016 Olympics, but if this is the standard  
of their English translations, they've lost it...

A (very) small sample:

Thanks , do you big propagator sport became a top marshal president
Tomáše Garrigua Masaryka, go everything like after steel wool.

At which time Prague begun peep at peas in years 1932 and 1936. “”but
while before for action inspire with politicians and people, in
thirtieth years nobody after peas doesnt want. Whole it go out
taperingly,” says Francis wheelwright.

Big neighbour Prague overprint and Czech backing her stay only eyes
for cry.

Then set in metropolis Olympic silence, which a little comminute-
vibrated focus high Tater about winter games.


The irony of it all is that the site is translated by 'robot' - the  
one Czech word that has made it into the English language.

iT


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