Thursday, November 8, 2007
in one disowned city
My plan is to use the Babel fish translation website to add some 'mystery' to my message to that dearest of my dears. Here is a sample I just threw out there:
"Dear Natalya, I am so glad to hear back from you. I know what you are saying about being alone, I live alone too. A stranger in a strange town."
English -> Dutch
Dutch -> French
French -> Italian
Italian -> English
"Better Natalya, is therefore happy for meaning to speak it about you. Me weet that that only says to you on he is only also, screw me. One foreign in one disowned city."
Weet is Dutch for 'know', neat. Screw me indeed.
Image from the BBC tv version of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.