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Dose of Ships Anyone?

I’ve been in sunny Portugal for the last week; a great antidote for the winter blues (and greys). As always, the food was fresh and delicious but sometimes the menu translations left something to be desired. (Not that I would be any better if I had to translate a...

Fancy Some Paper Jam on Your Toast?

Someone kindly sent me this fabulous ‘translation’ this week. This is what you are offered if you ask Google Translate to deal with the simple concept of a paper jam.     Anyone in business knows what a paper jam means. The dreaded red light appears on the...

Translation fails and funny tales

We’re always talking about getting the best translation and good practise, but there’s no doubt that translation fails make a great story! These examples were taken from a teacher’s album of snaps taken in Japan.In the Accutranslate office Japanese translation fails...