i keep warning my students about online translators

UPDATE: As of Jan 25 (9:25 when I checked), the correct translation now appears.

Less than 12 hours ago an interesting article appeared on gawker.com about Google translator & Heath Ledger’s death. Notice the translation image (from the site) translated Heath Ledger as Tom Cruise! Ha!

Needless to say that the error has not yet been corrected. Interestingly enough, if I just gave Ledger, no first name, it is not translated. Then, when I substituted another first name (mine for example), the translation of ledger becomes “libro mayor”.google22.jpg  

Apparently, a freudian slip by some of the geniuses at Google? Is someone having a little fun at work? 😉 



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