Fun with the Microsoft translation service

Microsoft either uses deranged gremlins to run its software or the sysadmins have an odd sense of humor. For example, ‘Barack Obama’ translated from English to German gives ‘Rudy Giuliani’. ‘Barack Obama’ translated from English to Japanese gives ‘nama-labo 小浜’, which, when translated from Japanese to English, gives ‘Paris Hilton - Paul k. kohama’. Finally, ‘Barack Obama’ translated to Traditional Chinese gives ‘Stewie-Pinafore’. Yes, that is supposed to be Traditional Chinese.

Windows Live Translator