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The Internet's Most Accurate English-to-English Dictionary This internet service will translate any English word, phrase or passage into English, or vice versa. Your original grammar, style, and spelling are left intact!
posted by adampsyche (21 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
Maybe an American-English translator would have been more useful.
posted by DrDoberman at 9:25 AM on September 29, 2004


Maybe an American-English translator would have been more useful.

Or a Republican-English translator...
posted by 327.ca at 9:28 AM on September 29, 2004


Hmmm... Somebody keeps trying to translate "sha na na is my favourite band." Is that English?
posted by MiG at 9:40 AM on September 29, 2004


Stunning.
posted by ColdChef at 9:45 AM on September 29, 2004


Stunning.

...or, as we say in English, stunning.
posted by 327.ca at 9:46 AM on September 29, 2004


I'm glad to see the internet has a use after all...

It's good now, but it will be even better when they've added a few more languages!
posted by Singular at 9:49 AM on September 29, 2004


This is sad.
posted by DBAPaul at 10:01 AM on September 29, 2004


Wait a minute, this is a total sham. You don't have to supply an English word to get a translation. I want my money back.
posted by grateful at 10:07 AM on September 29, 2004


I want to know what "The Internet's Most Accurate English-to-English Dictionary" would be, when translated into English. Can anyone help?

(oh, and ... stunning).
posted by devbrain at 10:12 AM on September 29, 2004


From the "Last 10 queries" at the bottom of the page:

"I have a fish in my pants"
posted by jpoulos at 10:16 AM on September 29, 2004


the fish is in MY pants.
posted by quonsar at 10:16 AM on September 29, 2004


It does a great job with idioms and slang -- very impressive.
posted by o2b at 10:31 AM on September 29, 2004


Not only does it work with any language, it also made me a sandwich! neat.
posted by Skygazer at 10:37 AM on September 29, 2004


You want something really funny? Try re-translating the translation they give you back into English. Wacky!
posted by turaho at 10:37 AM on September 29, 2004


Maybe an American-English translator would have been more useful.
American Accent Training
posted by thomcatspike at 11:14 AM on September 29, 2004


Curious.

"Now, now, there's fish enough for everyone's pants" apparently tranlates to "A mulatto, an albino, a mosquito, my libido."

'Scuse me, I have to go dig out my Nirvana records. I think I'm on to something.
posted by chicobangs at 11:33 AM on September 29, 2004


*looks at the last ten queries*

Um, I was kidding.
posted by chicobangs at 11:37 AM on September 29, 2004


Shite.
posted by ed\26h at 12:22 PM on September 29, 2004


It works!

"You have no chance to survive make your time"

Translates to

"You have no chance to survive make your time"

I'm convinced.
posted by neilkod at 2:43 PM on September 29, 2004


I was hoping "colour" would translate to "color" or the other way around, but... alas.... no.

and what's with the update that it now does french, spanish and german? That's a big fib!
posted by Parannoyed at 5:28 PM on September 29, 2004


Try "my hovercraft is full of eels."
posted by dansays at 9:25 AM on September 30, 2004


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