Confusing automated translators.

Michael Hudson mwh at
Tue Jul 15 17:52:11 CEST 2003

Francois Pinard <pinard at> writes:

> [John J. Lee]
> > Alan Kennedy <alanmk at> writes:
> > > I'd love to hear of other similar phrases.  And somehow I intuit
> > > there's people in this ng who know lots of them :-)
> > There are so many...
> Automated translators which ignore punctuation are pretty fragile, too.

Oh, if we're allowed to play punctuation games, I like:

  I travelled on[,] my face towards home.


  Like most people, I don't always agree with the BDFL (especially
  when he wants to change things I've just written about in very 
  large books), ... 
         -- Mark Lutz,

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