August 22, 2005

Our dichotomy opens the combat

If you need a good laugh to start your day, check out this post over at RHOG. Make sure you follow the link to the Star Wars Episode III screen shots with re-translated subtitles.

That reminds me of a story I read in college. Some folks were trying to develop a computer program that would translate English and Russian. They figured the best way to test its accuracy was to translate a phrase, then feed in the result to be translated back. They entered the English quote "The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak." Then they took the resulting Russian phrase and fed it back in to be translated into English. The computer spit out: "the wine is ok, but the meat has gone bad."

I wonder if that experiment resulted in Babelfish....

Posted by Susie at August 22, 2005 10:38 AM | TrackBack
Comments

Did you notice that Yoda sounds the same? "Worry to lose is to lead to the evil augury." the only thing missing is "you must".

Posted by: bullwinkle at August 22, 2005 11:19 AM

thanks for the link to our link!

Posted by: Patriot Xeno at August 23, 2005 07:32 AM