Who Says Google Translate Has No Sense Of Humor

Tyler Durden's picture

Not us. Note the rather amusing, and potentially prophetic, Google translation of Spanish daily Expansion's headline from today.

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Praetor's picture

Makes logical sense.

Harlequin001's picture

That is without a doubt the best financial reporting I've seen in a decade...

battle axe's picture

Maybe Google got the translation correct. Sounds like they are spot on to me.

malikai's picture

I never thought of Google Translate as an indicator. I guess I'll have to take a closer look now.

Harlequin001's picture

well, at least we know it can be accurate, sometimes...

Agent P's picture

By the looks of their employment numbers, I'd say Spain has been closed for quite some time now.

JPM Hater001's picture

Closed, borded and the till has been looted.

Anyone know where I parked my car?

HoofHearted's picture

But after Spain comes Greece, Italy, France, Belgium, US...and the world will be much better for it.

Equites's picture

Squid probably already working on algo's translating portugese / chinese and Dutch / Japanese as continent enters stalemate for next decade...

GetZeeGold's picture



What the hell is that......and what the hell does that mean?



CPL's picture

It means there is nothing left in the banks except the printed Crapital the ECB jammed into the banks to act as a "firewall" incase of trouble.  Considering banks are supposed to act as the holding tank for people's equity, they are banks that don't have anyone's equity.  The dangerous point now is the clients are all out of the banks, if the powers that be yank the Euro in the area and the Germans walk...it'll be poorer that sub-saharian Africa that same moment.


No human's bank in Spain now.  Just bots and bankers.

monkeyboy's picture

Quoted for Truth!

Why can't all media report the truth?

neidermeyer's picture

Pravda is "TRUTH" , RT is Pravda.

_underscore's picture

if Spain would have  to 'close', what would Greece be, 'abolished' ?

battle axe's picture

No, just a new state in the German empire. All done with out firing a shot...

Amish Hacker's picture

Spain isn't closed forever, just closed for remodeling, to reopen someday under new management.

V in PA's picture

Please pardon our mess, while we remodel.

Colombian Gringo's picture

Too Funny!!  Nothing left for the banksters to steal.

Harlequin001's picture

Sometimes you just know when there are no lying, cheating politicians involved...

otherwise the words would be in different order, something like 'Spain not in need of rescue at all, all's well, everyone's doing fine, have a nice day"...

Manthong's picture

Time for a siesta?

Ljoot's picture

You sure you didn't file a Banzai in the wrong folder?? :)


GeneMarchbanks's picture

But before any of that, a closing down sale.

Joe The Plumber's picture

I like country going out of business sales

Money for nothing and chicas almost for free

francis_sawyer's picture

On a website called "Expansion.com" no less...

Silver Dreamer's picture

That's rather ironic and fitting!  Perhaps we need a contraction.com...

iinthesky's picture

Going out of business. The biggest yard sale in the history of mankind.

"There is no spoon!"

TJ00's picture

You mean a F.I.R.E. sale?

HD's picture

Sign on Spain reads:

Global economic collapse. Gone Fishin'

ArkansasAngie's picture

From MSNBC --

Europe's economic 'vicious circle' threatens world, OECD says

Should we embargo and tell'em keep their old contagion to theirselves

dannyboy's picture

LOL, google translate has fraudien slip.

mayhem_korner's picture



"fraudien slip" may be the greatest circular reference ever

Silver Dreamer's picture

Excellent and even better since Freud was indeed a fraud.

TomGa's picture

LOL! That's a damn accurate translation.

Doubleguns's picture

Damn, someone as dark as me.

iinthesky's picture

Any spaniards wanna take a crack at the original text and give us an assessment of google accuracy?

Wolf-Avatar's picture

Well, when you click into the article, it says "

The OECD says that Spain has to close banks that are not viable

So ... I'm guessing that is probably the correct translation.

Doubleguns's picture

It might be a perfectly accurate translation.

semperfi's picture

Google Translate is smarter than a Keynesian.  Of course that really ain't saying much.

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

All your banks Spain are belong to us.

MayIMommaDogFace2theBananaPatch's picture

This is bullish, right?

francis_sawyer's picture

Golfer 1 "Is that putt good?"

Golfer 2: "It aint bad"

SqueekyFromm's picture

I bet that got somebody's goat. . .


Squeeky Fromm, Girl Reporter


(Note: Ibex is a wild goat of Europe.)

BeetleBailey's picture
"Obama calls on the European Central Bank to buy debt from Spain and Italy"

This dinglehead has some gall......

Oh wait.....