Thursday, June 02, 2005
Machine Translation Hilarity
John Band has picked up a blogging meme from Tim Worstall which involves getting Altavista's Babelfish to translate the lyrics of a song from English into German, from German into French, and then from French back into English. Supposedly the point is to get people to guess what the song is, but I, having tried The Bad Seed's 'Red Right Hand', Dylan's 'God On Our Side' and Pulp's 'I Spy', think it is best used as a simple means of timewasting absolute amusement. Google the lyrics of the song in question, cut and paste, and laugh till you cry.