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mandoleer BS: Engrish--a world divided by a language (23) RE: BS: Engrish--a world divided by a language 03 May 05

I did an experiment on multiple translation at school. I got various people to translate a piece from English to French and back (obviously the one piece started with one person and was translated back by another and so on) but it didn't get too far away from sense. The difference there, of course, is that people were involved. Like with Directory Enquiries. When they had real operators looking things up, you could find things from an approximation of the data. Now it's computerised, you can't.

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