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Telephone/Google Translate

posted by Derwin on - last edited - Viewed by 640 users

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Did you ever play telephone as a kid? If not, it is a game where you start with one phrase, whisper it to the person next to you, and then they whisper it to the person next to them. This continues until you have gone around the circle, and the phrase reaches the person who started. Usually, the final phrase is completely different from the original (especially if you do not allow a person to repeat the phrase).

How the game will work here: We will start with a phrase/sentence. However, instead of whispering to each other, we will use Google Translate. Starting from English, the second person will translate it to another language and paste the results here. Then the third person will choose a language and paste the results. Repeat 5-10 times, then someone will translate it back to English. Please post the language you have it translated into, so the next person knows what to use.

(English) She sells seashells by the seashore.
(Afrikaans) Sy verkoop skulpe deur die see.
(Bulgarian)Тя продава морски раковини на брега на морето.
(Catalan) Ella ven petxines a la platja ....
(Chinese-Simpl) 她在沙滩上卖贝壳....
(English) She sells shells on the beach ....

Not bad, Google Translate... but let's see if we can mess you up.

(English) That's no head, Max! It's one damned ugly timebomb! Let's leave this criminal cesspool pronto!

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