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Time Wasting...

Who hasn't wasted time fooling around with translating things on BabelFish? I used it to put a German translation of my current Dr. Eldritch entry on the website, and that led drarwenchicken to translating "I'm a Little Teapot" from English to another language and back. She emailed me a few, so I had to try it. Some of the results made me laugh...



ENGLISH (SOURCE):
I am a little teapot, short and stout.
Here is my handle, here is my spout!
When I get all steamed up, hear me shout:
"Tip me over and pour me out!"


RESULTING TEXT WHEN TRANSLATED TO THE FOLLOWING LANGUAGES AND BACK:

PORTUGUESE:
I am one teapot,
a small shorts and beer of malte.
It is my fist here, is my peak here!
When I start everything cooked above, I hear me shout:
"Tip me on and spills me out!"

DUTCH:
I am a small teapot, suddenly and naughty.
Here my handle is, is here my needles!
When I all hear krijg omhoog steamed, me shout:
"Tip me and transvases himself out!"

RUSSIAN:
I will be small by teapot, by brevity and stout.
Here my knob, will here be my spout!
When I obtain everything after 4 it is evaporated upward, those that I shout:
"You will incline me over and pour on me outside!"

ITALIAN:
Teapot, one short and one are one beer of malto small.
Here it is my handle, is my spout here!
When I obtain all cooked to vapor in on, feels to scream it:
"It turns over it over and versilo outside!"

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