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CRZ Big Brother Administrator Since: 9.12.01 From: ミネアポリス Since last post: 7 hours Last activity: 7 hours # 1 Posted on 10.8.09 0934.09 | Instant Rating: 8.42 http://translationparty.com/#915769 This here takes your English phrase and translates it to Japanese, then back to English, and so on and so forth until it achieves "equilibrium." My example phrase took 21 steps, getting from "Never before have so few done so much with so little" to "To perform in front of the lot is small." That seems like a lot of steps. Also I don't think we really captured the essence of that phrase by the time we were done. Maybe "Never before have so MANY done so much with so little" would be better? We ended up with "This is the most" after 13 steps - we got there faster, but I think we lost a bit more in translation (ah ha ha), so to speak (ahahaha I did it again, you can't stop me). Promote this thread!
Nuclear Winter Boudin rouge Since: 9.11.03 From: Bedford, Michigan Since last post: 116 days Last activity: 4 hours
AIM: # 2 Posted on 10.8.09 2242.14 | Instant Rating: 7.18 "Never before have so many done so little with so much" becomes "Little or no different from many" in 11 steps.
Mr. Boffo Scrapple Since: 24.3.02 From: Oshkosh, WI Since last post: 361 days Last activity: 322 days # 3 Posted on 11.8.09 0656.09 | Instant Rating: 5.17 "Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country" became "How do I get the time?". That doesn't seem right. "The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog" became "A single BI, the lazy brown dog, is now a Fox飞."
Zeruel Thirty Millionth Hit Moderator Since: 2.1.02 From: The Silver Spring in the Land of Mary. Since last post: 3 days Last activity: 2 hours # 4 Posted on 15.8.09 0041.51 | Instant Rating: 4.05 I broke it. After 51 steps, it gave up: http://translationparty.com/#1455499 "Upon further reflection, the noise on top of the plane is in fact, a red monster full of hate and venom." became this before it gave up: "REBYUREDDOMONSUTA venom and hatred, and to stop the noise of the aircraft, it is actually." Then a big red bar at the bottom of the page with "It is doubtful that this phrase will ever reach equilibrium." written. -- 2006 Time magazine Person of the Year -- -- July 2009 Ordained Reverend --
Oliver Scrapple Since: 20.6.02 From: #YEG Since last post: 1 day Last activity: 4 hours # 5 Posted on 18.8.09 1005.24 | Instant Rating: 3.29 What an addictive site - I'm having fun with it. Check this out: http://translationparty.com/#1775525 - trying to translate DO OR DO NOT, THERE IS NO TRY, step three becomes "Otherwise, please do not exist". Wonder if this exists for other languages? "I have a feeling that waiting isn't as pointless as it seems. If someone is waiting, that place becomes a place to return to."
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cranlsn Liverwurst Since: 18.3.02 From: Sussex, WI Since last post: 87 days Last activity: 13 hours # 6 Posted on 18.8.09 1141.21 | Instant Rating: 5.52 The Princess Bride will never be the same. http://translationparty.com/#1787242 You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means. becomes You are using the word. Study is difficult. (edited by cranlsn on 18.8.09 1143)
JST Liverwurst Since: 20.1.02 From: Quebec City, CAN Since last post: 11 days Last activity: 4 hours # 7 Posted on 21.8.09 0034.09 | Instant Rating: 3.40 The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing people he didn't exist = Until now, Satan I was pulled up to his usual tricks These pretzels are making me thirsty = Are those linked to the pretzels. Jimmy James: Macho Business Donkey Wrestler = Jimmy James: Matchobijinesudonkikonguresura
Dexley's Midnight Jogger Pepperoni Moderator Since: 10.10.02 From: New Hampshire Since last post: 172 days Last activity: 86 days # 8 Posted on 21.8.09 1006.58 | Instant Rating: 7.46 "Little old lady got mutilated late last night" becomes "Little old woman, one night late last year, got wounded"
spf Scrapple Since: 2.1.02 From: The Las Vegas of Canada Since last post: 13 days Last activity: 1 day
AIM: # 9 Posted on 21.8.09 1027.08 | Instant Rating: 5.16 Tolkien made it explode. "one ring to rule them all" became "These three rings one one one one one one one one one one one one one one one one one one one one one one one rule." 2007 and 2008 W-League Fantasy Football champion!
djp Morcilla Since: 16.2.07 From: 3rd Floor, NW window Since last post: 39 days Last activity: 14 days # 10 Posted on 21.8.09 1326.18 | Instant Rating: 4.52 Yeah I'm doing nothing the rest of the day. "I'm tired of these motherfucking snakes on this motherfucking plane" became "I'm tired of these snakes with no problems" in 15 steps.
Teapot Kishke Since: 1.8.02 From: Louisville KY Since last post: 74 days Last activity: 3 days # 11 Posted on 22.8.09 1138.58 | Instant Rating: 7.88 "Are you going to bark all day, little doggy, or are you going to bite?" becomes in 33 steps "All the days of small dog, I was there?"
RecklessEric Head cheese Since: 23.1.02 From: Maine Since last post: 6 days Last activity: 6 hours
Y!: # 12 Posted on 23.8.09 2156.33 | Instant Rating: 5.30 "Life does not stop and start at your convenience you miserable piece of shit" Becomes "The tragic experience, some life, please do not start smoking" ???
BoromirMark Potato korv Since: 8.5.02 From: Milan-Ann Arbor, MI Since last post: 181 days Last activity: 181 days
AIM: # 13 Posted on 23.8.09 2233.40 | Instant Rating: 3.35 http://translationparty.com/#2898241 (translationparty.com) "Stop healing and kill that guy, my show is on in a half hour.", recently heard at a roleplaying session, became "My people and I hope for the treatment of death is 1.5 hours." Michigan against the SEC: 20-5-1 (7-3 in bowl games)
Teapot Kishke Since: 1.8.02 From: Louisville KY Since last post: 74 days Last activity: 3 days # 14 Posted on 23.8.09 2308.48 | Instant Rating: 7.95 "I always have coffee when I'm watching radar! Everyone knows that!" becomes "But my coffee is always looking at the radar! Nobody knows!"
cfgb Lap cheong Since: 2.1.02 From: Ottawa, Ontario Since last post: 45 days Last activity: 5 hours # 15 Posted on 25.8.09 0826.25 | Instant Rating: 4.78 "A man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones." 11 steps later: "Flood small stones, please start a lot of mobile phones." I can't possibly disagree.
Lise Mrs. Guru Since: 11.12.01 Since last post: 329 days Last activity: 219 days # 16 Posted on 31.8.09 2140.32 | Instant Rating: 8.60
Stumbled this one today... http://imgur.com/8ayiJ.jpg
This story's a month old, but my coworker didn't talk about it where I could overhear it until today, so there. Here you go! http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/local/bal-md.olesker08mar08,1,76004.column?coll=bal-local-columnists
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