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Don't trust online translators!

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1. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 8y

Oh, I just couldn't help but post this link! That's obviously what happens when you rely blindly on an online translation tool, especially one that might be having some server issues simultaneously. Too funny!

2. Posted by Wonkerer (Respected Member 592 posts) 8y

Nice one Sam! Hee hee

3. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 8y

4. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 8y

Haha - that's brilliant.

5. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 8y

Hee hee! I saw that a few weeks ago. It's become our office "Hire a decent translator!!!" mantra.

I read somewhere that the original says "Cafeteria".

[ Edit: Edited on Aug 5, 2008, at 9:32 AM by tway ]

6. Posted by spongehead (Full Member 119 posts) 8y

Online translators can only be used to give a gist of the meaning (and only barely so). It's not meant to be used for interpreting long, complex sentences.

7. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 8y

Quoting spongehead

Online translators can only be used to give a gist of the meaning (and only barely so). It's not meant to be used for interpreting long, complex sentences.

Absolutely, but in this case it was only a word or two. It really is the fault of the translation tool though since they should have put the server error message in Chinese as well as English, but funny nonetheless

8. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 8y

I'll admit, I didn't get it at first.

But when I did I nearly puked my dinner up laughing!

9. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 8y

James, you're not alone. I went back and looked at it three times before the light bulb finally came on. Once it did...