Saturday, August 07, 2010

Turkish Facebook prank

I do intend to get back to some substantial posts soon, but this was too good not to post immediately:

I am highly against the practice of crowdsourcing translation work. Contrary to popular belief, skilled translation requires far more than native-level fluency in multiple languages---and many don't even have that. I'm unimpressed by the quality of the Facebook translations even in Spanish, a language for which there are many qualified professionals.

You get what you pay for. Or worse.

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