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53. Fun With Google Translations

There are many useful things to do with the Google Translator (you’ll find it by clicking on “Language tools” next to the Google search box), but I won’t discuss any of those here. Instead, I’ll show you how to have fun creating nonsense texts by translating something back and forth!

Here’s what to do. Pick any English text you like. Now paste it into the Google translator. Choose to translate it from English to French. Now copy the French translation into the box, and translate it back to English. Repeat for another round, and check what you’ve got.

The following example is the first paragraph from the White House George W. Bush biography:

George W. Bush is the 43rd President of the United States. He was sworn into office on January 20, 2001, re-elected on November 2, 2004, and sworn in for a second term on January 20, 2005. Prior to his Presidency, President Bush served for 6 years as the 46th Governor of the State of Texas, where he earned a reputation for bipartisanship and as a compassionate conservative who shaped public policy based on the principles of limited government, personal responsibility, strong families, and local control.

What happens after translating it to French and back for two rounds? This:

George W Bush is the forty-third chair of the United States. One swore to him in the office January 20, 2001, was re-elected November 2, 2004, and interior sworn in for a second limit January 20, 2005.  Before his presidency, President Bush was useful during 6 years like the forty-sixth governor of the state of Texas, where it gained a reputation for the bipartisanship and like the conservative to sympathize who formed the law and the order based according to principles’ of the limited government, the personal liability, of the strong families, and of the local order.