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    Today, I had a good laugh about automatically generated KB article in my native language.

    As I understood, there was button with english caption “Learn more” – button, that takes you to the webpage with detailed information.

    The translator uderstood, that I should pay more attention in school 🙂 The button says: “you should learn more!”

    Do you have any similar funny experience? Looking forward for your contributions.


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      Doriel: One can get some interesting results when translating something from English (and probably any language that “Google translate” can handle) into Latin and then hitting the <= and => arrows repeatedly, to translate back from Latin to English and again from English (or whatever language) to Latin, and so on and so forth. The original and the translation come out different at every turn, possibly turning into something amusing. Eventually this may settle into an English and a Latin expression that will continue to cycle back and forth unchanged. Maybe is not just with Latin, but that is how I found out that this happens. Give it a try.

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