Sunday, October 12, 2008

The answer

As stock market world wide are plummeting, I am quite sure my readers could not help it but ask themselves what the answer to the riddle was.

Well, without further ado, the answer is Google Translate service, which recently launched hebrew support. The results are extremely poor, as the original text meant "A team of entrepreneurs that are simply awesome". Unfortunately - mix-up of literal translation of a phrase that means awesome with very wrong ordering of words has created that anomality.

Will Google Translate improve over time? I'll keep my eye open. As for now, I won't recommand it for trying to read Hebrew sites, not even to get a clue.


colnector said...

Well, it got 'entrepreneurs' and 'team' right :)

"The Vodka is strong but the meat is rotten"

Ofer Wald said...

Yeah, it got those two words right, unfortunately they were not put in the correct order...