Thursday, July 28, 2011

Translation Telephone

Remember the game, telephone, where you whisper a sentence into the ear of the person sitting next to you? Then then whisper that same sentence --hopefully-- to the next person and so on down the line. Without fail, the sentence gets garbled, often in hysterical ways.

A creative website has done something similar with Google Translate. Type a sentence in English, Translation Telephone translates that into 20 random languages before returning your sentence to English. I tried "It's not the heat, it's the humidly," and ended up with "No warm and dry." You can view the sequence that led from here to there on this page, or you can try it yourself on Translation Telephone's website.

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