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Re: Fun with babel fish translators
« Reply #15 on: May 26, 2011, 12:14:02 AM »
Not that bad, though. I got the gist of it. Still, you can see how the Babelfish translator and that computer that played Jeopardy on TV (Watson, I think it's called) have limits in understanding.
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Re: Fun with babel fish translators
« Reply #16 on: May 26, 2011, 02:30:40 AM »
So what did the class think about Towel Day?
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Re: Fun with babel fish translators
« Reply #17 on: May 26, 2011, 11:12:49 PM »
Well, a few people knew about the Guide, though I don't think any of them knew about Towel Day. I didn't see anyone else wearing a towel at college, although one person did finally ask me about it at dinner (she actually asked if I had it because of Towel Day, but she didn't have a towel herself, so perhaps she knew someone else who did).
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Re: Fun with babel fish translators
« Reply #18 on: May 26, 2011, 11:18:32 PM »
Well, perhaps you've done enough promotion so that by next year it will be more popular.

*Now, run through Babelfish -Russian style (just to mix it up a bit).  8)

In the best way, is possible you' made ve to a sufficient promotion since to the following year it will be more popularly.
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Re: Fun with babel fish translators
« Reply #19 on: May 27, 2011, 01:54:37 AM »
Based on all the internet news articles I waded through yesterday (most of which I did not post links to because they were redundant), I get the impression that Towel Day is bigger in Europe and parts of South America than it is in the US.
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Re: Fun with babel fish translators
« Reply #20 on: May 25, 2012, 03:01:00 AM »
Here is a babelfish translation of a German web page celebrating Towel Day:

A towel is something like the Nützlichste which the interstellar hitchhiker can have. Once it is of great practical value - you can wrap themselves to warming is, if one jumps over the cold moons of Jaglan beta; You may be V on it on the brilliant marble sand beach of Santraginus, if you inhale the intoxicating vapors of the sea; You can sleep under the stars as red glowing in the deserts of Kakrafoon including; You can use it as a sail on a mini raft if you download segelt moth sluggish, slowly flowing river, and it is wet an excellent melee weapon; You can bind to it in front of the face, to protect against harmful gases or to escape (a maddening stupid cattle accepts it, if you don't see it, it can't see even you - lame like a brush, but very, very greedy) view of voracious beetle of the chatter of Traal; danger can swivel his towel as a distress signal and are naturally so dry, if it is still clean enough.

 What is however even more important: a towel has immense psychological value. If for example a strag (strag = non-Hitchhiker) behind it is that a Hitchhiker has his towel with him, he will automatically assume. He had also toothbrush, washcloth, SOAP, cookie jar, water bottle, compass, map, Bindfaden role, insect spray, rain protection, space suit etc., etc. And the strag will this then the hitch-hiking or a dozen other things ready object rent, which the Anhalt randomly just "lost". The strag thinks course that a man who cross hitches the Galaxy, leads a hard life, comes to the raunchy reaches, fights against terrible Übermächte, himself finally to its destination fails through and nevertheless still knows where his towel is, must be just a man you can rely on the.-Douglas Adams: Per the Galaxy
 So: Happy towel day you all!
 
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Re: Fun with babel fish translators
« Reply #21 on: May 25, 2012, 02:20:21 PM »
Some of that had me LOL!
Love it!
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