Google Translate - what a wonderful tool that could be. If only it could be trusted...
According to Google Translate the English equivalent of
So which word in that sentence is the word for English? français perhaps? I thought that must surely mean "French".
It doesn't just cock that up in French translation either. I tried Dutch and hey presto:
How bizarre. There is a button on the translate page that lets you "suggest a better translation". Needless to say I've posted my suggestions.
I wonder how that all works? Rather than actually translating text does it look up what people consider to be the best translation of something? That could be interesting if enough people suggest that a better translation of a pretty common phrase be something totally totally meaningless or amusing.
Suggestions on a postcard.