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One of the things I DID notice while I was trying to account for the latest spike in site visits was that we were getting a small amount of hits off international Googles translating us into a different language. Do a search from one of the Google international sites (google.it, google.fr, &c.) and look for a link in the "Translate this Page" spot you may have seen pulling up non-English results on the ol' DOTcom... and be AMAZED! Even tho' this IS just a rehashing of the old babelfish.altavista.com (Babelfish) trickey, it's still pretty snazzy. Even just our index page can have surprising results (such as seeing an attempt at making sense of "Dexley's Midnight Jogger" by translating it into Italian):

Click Here (translate.google.com) (Italian, via google.it)

Click Here (translate.google.com) (Spanish, via google.es)

Click Here (translate.google.com) (German, via google.de)

Click Here (translate.google.com) (Portugeuse, via google.pt)

Click Here (translate.google.com) (French, via google.fr)

Google's list of languages (including some very odd choices) can be found here (services.google.com).

Look at Google in here (google.com)

Be sure not to miss the Elmer Fudd interface (google.com)! :-D

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That was pretty fun to play with. It is pretty neat-o to see the many translations of "whatever"!

Also enjoyed the Elmer Fudd Google. Bizarre. Someone there has too much time on their hands.



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    Originally posted by whatever
    That was pretty fun to play with. It is pretty neat-o to see the many translations of "whatever"!

    Also enjoyed the Elmer Fudd Google. Bizarre. Someone there has too much time on their hands.


Do they still have the Swedish Chef google? That ruled.



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I think this is it right here.



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EVERYTHING is funnier in Spanish!
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Whew, I sound a lot sexier in other languages.
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Check it out...PIG LATIN! (google)

Man, I always knew that Google ruled, but this just proves it even more!



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I thought it interesting that only in French did they try to translate "Gabba Gabba Hey." In French, that is "Gabba Gabba He."




Gabba Gabba Hey!


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The german translator really does pretty well -- I'm suprised! It even usually guesses pretty well about trying for the user names. Mostly. :-) Several particular favourite attempts:
Mildes Irres Mannered
Raumfahrer Spiff
Der 5. Reiter
Mikrophon Sweetser ( :-) It tried! )
NettocKerbe Slasher

And, the ever popular, context sensitive
Mitternachtrttler Dexleys or Rttler Midnight Dexleys
Dexley's Midnight Jogger
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Hmmm... I did an image search on my username on regular Google and found nothing. Then I tried the pig latin version linked above and got this:



I mostly look like the one on the right, but with the goatee/mustache combo, I guess.
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    Originally posted by emma
    Several particular favourite attempts:
    Raumfahrer Spiff

Quick bit of trivia from the C&H 10th anniversary book (this is Watterson speaking):

    Spaceman Spiff - Spaceman Spiff predates Calvin and Hobbes by over a decade. I trace Spiff back to a comic strip I drew for high school German class, called Raumfahrer Rolf. It was a pretty silly two-page comic in which the protagonist got eaten by a monster at the end, but it was written in some sort of German, and that was what counted. I reworked the character in college, calling him "Spaceman Mort," but the strip was conceived as a fairly elaborate, continuing project and that didn't seem like the best use of my academic time, so I never published it.

    A year or so after college, the newly christened Spaceman Spiff was my first strip submission to newspaper syndicates. Spiff was a diminutive loudmouth, not like Calvin, albeit with a Chaplin mustache, flying goggles, and a cigar. He had a dimwitted assistant named Fragile, and they roamed through space in a dirigible. For obvious reasons, the syndicates rejected it. Years later, when I came up with Calvin, I finally had the opportunity to bring Spiff back.




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