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Off topic: Another classic example of bad machine translation
Thread poster: Astro Jaroslaw Rutkowski

Astro Jaroslaw Rutkowski  Identity Verified
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Jun 3, 2007

I came across this badly translated website:

Just scroll down to see the text.

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Anne Goff  Identity Verified
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Spam? Jun 3, 2007

Just looking at the layout and reading the first few lines- that site strikes me more as the website equivalent of spam and less as a poor translation. It reads like those spam emails that have nonsense stories or sentences in them...

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Gabriela Kirsche
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False content just to produce search hits Jun 4, 2007

No, such gibberish is often used to make search engines find the page as a relevant hit to as many search phrases as possible (e.g. loan, mortgage, inventory, discount etc.).

[Módosítva: 2007-06-04 07:34]

[Módosítva: 2007-06-04 07:36]

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Dr Andrew Read  Identity Verified
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Here's an even better one... Jun 4, 2007

I often stay in this part of France and love the English on this accommodation website. This particular page, about "The In love ones with the vapor" is my special favourite!

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Too funny, Andrew! Jun 4, 2007

"The train remains here at his place, and imposes some to the motorists. Those are never miserly besides of various greetings, with the great joy of the passengers."

Very entertaining indeed!


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