Off topic: Epic Fail translating Hebrew using Google Translate
Thread poster: Ty Kendall
Ty Kendall United Kingdom Local time: 19:08 Hebrew to English
Jun 18, 2012
If this isn't the most damning indictment of Google Translate ever, I don't know what is. Also shows how some idiots working in the media shouldn't be left alone with language (even GT can't be blamed for changing a Right-to-Left language into a Left-to-Right one - that's pure human ignorance helped along no doubt by a copy/paste misadventure).
As it stands on that headstone, the Hebrew appears to be complete gibberish, until you realise it's backwards, even after reversal, it's still dire to the point of laughable.
I just love how "dearly missed" gets mangled into "he was pickled at great expense".....
Their 'extensive' linguistic research is revealed:
.....and people think GT is a viable alternative to human translation???
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