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    I was playing with Google translate today and converted my English to Latin and then the Latin back to english. Here are the results.

    Original ( from my site )

    With so many online casinos out there today its hard to choose which one is the best for UK players. Here at the Gamblingwhore we have provided a listing of our favorite and most trusted online casino that are available to players from the UK, Canada and Australia. These casinos and selected poker rooms have proven to pay winners and provide excellent support to their players over the years.

    Converted to Latin it became


    Tot de Casinos Online hodieque ibi geritur eligere quod aliquis optime plyers UK. Hic in Gamblingwhore posuimus nostra enumerationem fiduciam ac ventus Casino sunt available lusoribus ex Britannia, Canada Australia:. Hi Casinos Poker delectis mansiones dare probavimus uictoribus optima providendum lusores suis auxilium per annos.

    Converting the Latin back to English gave me


    So many of the Online Casinos there today that a person is done to choose the best players UK. Here in the our Gamblingwhore we have put forward a list of the wind the confidence of the Casino are available to players from Britain, Australia Canada:. These are the mansions of the Casinos Poker and selected to give the best we have proved the victors must provide assistance to their own players through many years.


    Here in the our Gamblingwhore we have put forward a list of the wind
    WHAT? The wind? lmao
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    That's awesome. It seems to work better with Danish

    Original:

    FictionNet is a seriously cool dude. Pretty much everyone who has met FictionNet would agree with this statement. It has been generally accepted throughout the modern world that he is incredibly handsome and ridiculously intelligent. Go FictionNet!

    Translated to Danish:

    FictionNet er et alvorligt cool dude. Stort set alle, der har mødt FictionNet enig i dette udsagn. Det har været alment accepteret i hele den moderne verden, at han er utrolig smuk og latterligt intelligent. Go FictionNet!

    And back to English again:

    Fiction is a seriously cool dude. Virtually everyone who has met Fiction agree with this statement. It has been universally accepted throughout the modern world that he is incredibly handsome and ridiculously intelligent. Fiction Go!

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    Here is the result of the translation of pumcat text to German and back:

    German:
    Bei so vielen Online-Casinos gibt heute seine schwer zu entscheiden, welches das beste für Großbritannien Spieler ist. Hier an der Gamblingwhore haben wir eine Liste unserer beliebtesten und etabliertesten Online Casino, das für Spieler aus dem Vereinigten Königreich, Kanada und Australien vorgesehen. Diese Kasinos und Pokerräume ausgewählt haben sich Gewinner zahlen und liefern ausgezeichnete Unterstützung, um ihre Spieler im Laufe der Jahre.

    English:
    With so many online casinos today its hard to decide what is best for UK players. Here at the Gamblingwhore we have a list of our favorite and most trusted online casino, which provided for players from the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. The selected casinos and poker rooms have to pay winners and provide excellent support to their players over the years.

    The problem with all automatic translators, including google's, is the need to edit their results by a native speaker, in order to avoid serious misunderstandings at crucial parts of a content.

    For example, The German translation of the original line text " These casinos and selected poker rooms have proven to pay winners and provide excellent support to their players over the years." doesn't make any sense. Also the reverse translation to English perverts the intention of the original text:"The selected casinos and poker rooms have to pay winners and provide excellent support to their players over the years".

    I was involved many years back in the development of a automatic translation system for the Commission of the European Union. The problem we were confronted with was, that the automatic translation works fine when a straight literal translation makes sense. But, as soon as some idioms and phrases are used in the original language which cannot be literally translated, the results are of no use.

    This problem has not yet been solved, 40 years later!

    In the above example, "have proven to pay winners" is a typical English phrase which cannot be literally translated into German.



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    It was a technique that some black hat sites did to make unique content. The search engines would have considered it to be unique even though it was of low quality and not for users.

    I can image with the Panda Update that there is no point even trying to see if it would still work.

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    Well anyways guys, thank you for this little window of laugh.

    These translators are only good for a couple of words or a phrase at most. As you have noted, never put in more than that as you will find yourself with an incredible load of nonsense on your hands.
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    If you're getting frustrated with Google translate, here's a trick to make you smile:

    1) Go to Google Translate
    2) Set the translator to translate German to German
    3) Copy + paste the following into the translate box: pv zk pv pv zk pv zk kz zk pv pv pv zk pv zk zk pzk pzk pvzkpkzvpvzk kkkkkk bsch
    4) Click “listen”
    5) Be amazed
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    What was that supposed to do, Elaine? I tried it but just got the voice annoucning all the individual letters.

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    It's meant to be a beatbox.

    Maybe try it here: XXhttp://translate.google.com.mt/?hl=en&tab=wT#de|de|pv%20zk%20pv%20pv%20zk%20pv%20 zk%20kz%20zk%20pv%20pv%20pv%20zk%20pv%20zk%20zk%20 pzk%20pzk%20pvzkpkzvpvzk%20kkkkkk%20bsch
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    This is how Google translation works:

    How does it work?

    When Google Translate generates a translation, it looks for patterns in hundreds of millions of documents to help decide on the best translation for you. By detecting patterns in documents that have already been translated by human translators, Google Translate can make intelligent guesses as to what an appropriate translation should be. This process of seeking patterns in large amounts of text is called "statistical machine translation". Since the translations are generated by machines, not all translation will be perfect. The more human-translated documents that Google Translate can analyse in a specific language, the better the translation quality will be. This is why translation accuracy will sometimes vary across languages.

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