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insomniac  posted on Nov 29, 2009 10:53:21 AM - Report post

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The following is quite possibly the best flash based 'game' on the internet. Sure, there isn't really a score, but who needs one when you're getting engrish? Essentially, it takes your English phrase, translates it to Japanese, and back to English until you have a relatively coherent phrase.

Example: I typed in the John Lennon quote:

If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there'd be peace.

and eventually got the following as my 'equilibrium as it is called'

Instead, for peace, many people in various TV, please visit our peace. Are set to please.

although, I had a couple of others I liked better in the transformation process.

Instead, we set a man of peace while watching TV in peace.

Instead, people of peace, set to watch television in peace.

Forgot a link, Doh!

Link

[Edited by insomniac, 11/29/2009 10:56:37 AM]

If music be the food of love, play on
gives you
You can play your music if I like cooking.

[Edited by insomniac, 11/29/2009 11:00:33 AM]

 
AdmiralThrawn  posted on Nov 29, 2009 4:02:12 PM - Report post

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I put one of Dhampy's posts into it two minutes ago. It's still going.

Okay it finished. It took this:

Two people embark on a tremendous world-spanning adventure, reach their first destination and then realize they forgot to pack.


And returned this:

My mind is the world's first Adventure Pack 111111111,111111111, the first two, two at the beginning of 2111111122 is an important one two one one one one sequence of at least two to reach in order to achieve the two sections is.

...

Sounds like something Zahpod Beeblebrox would say.

[Edited by AdmiralThrawn, 11/29/2009 4:03:37 PM]

 
Dhampy  posted on Nov 29, 2009 4:10:13 PM - Report post

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"Gentlemen, you think you can win on talent alone? You don't have enough talent to win on talent alone."

Becomes...

"I can beat anyone, I think it really talented? Ability to get enough talent."

 
Petray  posted on Nov 29, 2009 4:12:00 PM - Report post

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I put in a favorite quote of mine:

Everything in moderation, including moderation.

Just translated into Japanese, then back to English, returned the exact same. Not very fun.

 
Zeth_Durron  posted on Nov 29, 2009 4:33:55 PM - Report post

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#xkcd had a hayday with this awhile back. I'll try to dig up their quotes.
 
elle_sweetheart  posted on Nov 29, 2009 4:46:14 PM - Report post

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I put in the quote from my signature

first it was "Few people can see for yourself, your heart feels"

then it was "Few people can try to feel your heart"

then finally it was "Few people can try to feel the heart"

 
QueenNic  posted on Nov 30, 2009 2:22:55 AM - Report post

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I decided to use an old personal quote from my positive days. Ask Nailan, he'll remember them.

"No matter how dark the sky may be, you'll always find the sun and maybe even a rainbow"

Several translations later I got:

"Regardless of the period of time and any blue sky, I, when a rainbow, I find the day of the dark"

"I find a day of dark" sounds appealing. New motto: "You will find every day to be a day of dark."

 
Tri_Edge_1836  posted on Nov 30, 2009 7:30:04 AM - Report post

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I tried this...

Origina quote - When you go for a Gun Fight, get a gun. When you go for a Knife fight get a gun.


what I got back...

When guns are going to get a gun battle. Go get a gun to a knife fight when.

Are going to get a gun when a gun battle. When Go get a gun to a knife fight.

What is going to get a shoot gun. When, go to a gun to a knife fight.

Get a gun and will shoot anything. When the gun goes for a knife fight.

To get a gun shoot something. Please shoot at any time. Knife.

the formatted font ones are the ones that seemed funny to me.. Nice site...

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