Monday, January 17, 2011

Dam it........

I get emails from the Kim Komando Radio Show, a show about computers and web sites and stuff like that.
You can sign up for free 'Cool Sites' and you will get all kind of interesting and not so interesting web sites sent to you. You get one a day.
Today was a riot.
It's a translation site where if you type in a few sentences, it will translate what you type back and forth into other languages and then back into English.
As they say, a lot is lost in translation.

I typed in the chorus line from Don MacLean's 'American Pie' song.

Here's what I got....

Original text:

"So, bye-bye, Miss American Pie Drove my chevy to the levee But the levee was dry And them good old boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye Singin' this'll be the day that I die This'll be the day that I die "

...10 translations later we get:

"So, goodbye, and ordered the United States Chevrolet gave me a beautiful dam, but the dams are dry and good whiskey and rye singing students, to be drunk one day, it will be the day I die"

I think it has something to do with the day I retire from teaching. The students will be drunk, and I will have ordered my first Chevy, dam it. And since it will be the day I die, I will rethink my decision and never leave my singing students, even if the beautiful dam is dry. Dam it all.

Try it