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Who Says Google Translate Has No Sense Of Humor

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

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Tue, 05/22/2012 - 09:21 | 2450538 Praetor
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Makes logical sense.

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 09:24 | 2450558 Harlequin001
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That is without a doubt the best financial reporting I've seen in a decade...

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 09:28 | 2450594 battle axe
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Maybe Google got the translation correct. Sounds like they are spot on to me.

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 09:29 | 2450599 malikai
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I never thought of Google Translate as an indicator. I guess I'll have to take a closer look now.

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 09:30 | 2450609 Harlequin001
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well, at least we know it can be accurate, sometimes...

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 09:54 | 2450713 Stuck on Zero
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Close what?

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 10:02 | 2450752 Dr. Richard Head
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Why Spain, of course.

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 10:15 | 2450809 Agent P
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By the looks of their employment numbers, I'd say Spain has been closed for quite some time now.

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 10:18 | 2450827 JPM Hater001
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Closed, borded and the till has been looted.

Anyone know where I parked my car?

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 10:16 | 2450820 HoofHearted
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But after Spain comes Greece, Italy, France, Belgium, US...and the world will be much better for it.

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 09:53 | 2450712 mc_LDN
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Add to the algo list

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 11:26 | 2451090 Equites
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Squid probably already working on algo's translating portugese / chinese and Dutch / Japanese as continent enters stalemate for next decade...

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 09:35 | 2450633 GetZeeGold
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What the hell is that......and what the hell does that mean?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RV7Qz640OeM

 

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 09:55 | 2450720 CPL
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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.

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 10:27 | 2450821 monkeyboy
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Quoted for Truth!

Why can't all media report the truth?

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 12:54 | 2451475 neidermeyer
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Pravda is "TRUTH" , RT is Pravda.

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 09:56 | 2450723 _underscore
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if Spain would have  to 'close', what would Greece be, 'abolished' ?

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 10:05 | 2450770 battle axe
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No, just a new state in the German empire. All done with out firing a shot...

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 10:32 | 2450874 Amish Hacker
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Spain isn't closed forever, just closed for remodeling, to reopen someday under new management.

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 12:35 | 2451390 V in PA
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Please pardon our mess, while we remodel.

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 09:22 | 2450539 Colombian Gringo
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Too Funny!!  Nothing left for the banksters to steal.

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 09:28 | 2450584 Harlequin001
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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"...

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 09:22 | 2450540 Manthong
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Time for a siesta?

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 09:22 | 2450543 Ljoot
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You sure you didn't file a Banzai in the wrong folder?? :)

 

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 09:22 | 2450546 GeneMarchbanks
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But before any of that, a closing down sale.

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 09:26 | 2450571 Joe The Plumber
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I like country going out of business sales

Money for nothing and chicas almost for free

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 09:28 | 2450596 francis_sawyer
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On a website called "Expansion.com" no less...

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 09:52 | 2450703 Silver Dreamer
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That's rather ironic and fitting!  Perhaps we need a contraction.com...

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 09:48 | 2450687 iinthesky
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Going out of business. The biggest yard sale in the history of mankind.

"There is no spoon!"

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 10:21 | 2450842 TJ00
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You mean a F.I.R.E. sale?

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 09:23 | 2450547 HD
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Sign on Spain reads:

Global economic collapse. Gone Fishin'

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 10:09 | 2450788 ArkansasAngie
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From MSNBC --

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

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

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 10:40 | 2450929 ceilidh_trail
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Spanish flu redux?

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 09:23 | 2450553 GolfHatesMe
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Risk On!

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 09:23 | 2450556 dannyboy
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LOL, google translate has fraudien slip.

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 09:27 | 2450586 ArrestBobRubin
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Excellent!

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 09:37 | 2450649 mayhem_korner
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"fraudien slip" may be the greatest circular reference ever

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 09:54 | 2450714 Silver Dreamer
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Excellent and even better since Freud was indeed a fraud.

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 10:38 | 2450911 Bunga Bunga
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Machines are human.

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 09:26 | 2450567 TomGa
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LOL! That's a damn accurate translation.

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 09:28 | 2450591 Doubleguns
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Damn, someone as dark as me.

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 09:51 | 2450706 iinthesky
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Any spaniards wanna take a crack at the original text and give us an assessment of google accuracy?

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 10:48 | 2450967 Wolf-Avatar
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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.

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 09:26 | 2450569 Doubleguns
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It might be a perfectly accurate translation.

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 09:26 | 2450578 semperfi
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Google Translate is smarter than a Keynesian.  Of course that really ain't saying much.

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 09:28 | 2450590 Cognitive Dissonance
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All your banks Spain are belong to us.

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 09:28 | 2450595 MayIMommaDogFac...
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This is bullish, right?

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 09:30 | 2450612 francis_sawyer
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Golfer 1 "Is that putt good?"

Golfer 2: "It aint bad"

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 09:30 | 2450606 SqueekyFromm
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I bet that got somebody's goat. . .

 

Squeeky Fromm, Girl Reporter

 

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

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 09:30 | 2450611 BeetleBailey
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"Obama calls on the European Central Bank to buy debt from Spain and Italy"

This dinglehead has some gall......

Oh wait.....

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 09:45 | 2450683 Vince Clortho
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He's only a puppet.  He doesn't think of this stuff by himself.

 

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 12:31 | 2455293 StychoKiller
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Gaul won't be far behind...

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 09:31 | 2450614 LongSoupLine
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Spain was open?

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 09:33 | 2450624 Cognitive Dissonance
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The soup kitchens were.

Does that count?

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 09:32 | 2450620 mayhem_korner
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Try as I might, I can't find the espanol translation for "going out of business" on my Rosetta Stone tapes...

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 09:32 | 2450623 sbenard
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Just shutter the doors to Spain. Make sure you lock it when you leave!

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 09:37 | 2450627 TWSceptic
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Looks like Google Translate's brain power now transcends MSM.

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 09:33 | 2450628 Wakanda
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How does one "close" Spain?

Turn off the lights on the way out?

Be sure to leave a bowl of water for the dog?

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 09:35 | 2450635 mayhem_korner
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How does one "close" Spain?

 

I think having the UK acquire Real Madrid would do it.

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 10:33 | 2450884 CPL
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Guns and boots on the ground.

 

How else do you think this happens?

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 09:36 | 2450639 Winston Churchill
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Power has already been shut off for non-payment

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 09:52 | 2450707 Tortuga
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The dog was already cooked in kaleftikiko, the Greek style burrito. If they wanted to get on obummers good side, for some stimulus fiat, they should have made barbecue.

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 09:36 | 2450638 tmosley
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The all knowing Google.

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 09:38 | 2450651 Seorse Gorog fr...
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Where's the joke??

 

Coz they ain't even joking!

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 09:39 | 2450655 fuu
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Spain has to close because the Ibex comes.

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 10:02 | 2450747 Terminus C
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Ibex came at the growth summit.

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 10:36 | 2450907 Shizzmoney
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Facebook should set up shop in Spain......that way, when their stock goes to $2, "Hey, at least we aren't the #1 failing corporation in the country!"

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 10:45 | 2450949 mendigo
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but can they translate the fomc minutes?

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 10:55 | 2450997 Wolf-Avatar
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Todos los bancos se nos pertenece

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 11:58 | 2451237 robertocarlos
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Lawyers know that a simple misplaced comma can cost millions, if not billions, of dollars.

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 12:12 | 2451297 Temporalist
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Also seen on Google Translate, Spain's new tourist slogan:

Última llamada. Usted no tiene que ir a casa pero no puedo quedarme aquí.

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 13:08 | 2451508 neutrinoman
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The funny things machine translators say :) Confuse a transitive with an intransitive verb, and you could have an international incident.

"La OCDE dice que España tiene que cerrar ya los bancos que no son viable; y recapitalizar los otros" = "The OECD says that Spain has to already close non-viable banks, and recapitalize the others."

Or better: "Última llamada: Spain será un sito de Web" = "Last call: Spain to become a Web site."

 

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 13:48 | 2451658 drysafe
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Hopefully people will soon realize one simple thing: AUTOMATIC TRANSLATION DOESN'T WORK! Machines can not understand the context of what they are translating or infer any "meaning". If you speak any foreign languages, you proababy already know that translating word-by-word produces mumbo-jumbo. Google Translate tries to look up not only word translations, but also phrases/expressions, but this clearly doesn't work for headlines.

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 14:35 | 2451888 Arturo
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Proper translation is sort of:

OECD says Spain has to close down non viable banks now.

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 15:17 | 2452151 Alejandrito
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Awesome. Is not funny because its true.

 

This friday meeting Rajoy-Rubalcaba. Spain SOLD.

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