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Thursday, January 07, 2010

Hunting season or what?

It's funny sometimes when you read the results of some "language translation programmes!" This is one of them.

It's actually a spam message that turned up in my inbox, so not interesting, but the translation is! It also shows the dangers of using such programmes, unless you can speak at least enough of the language to be able to check, and correct, the translation.

I even know a French site, so proud of its "professionalism", because the thing cost a fortune,  where the webmasters got mixed up between German and Dutch! 

They took the "D" to mean "Dutch" and so - instead of having a Dutch translation pop up when you click, you actually get a German version! 

Since they thought that "it looked a bit Dutch anyway" so would be okay....! 

They are real pro's.....but they haven't had one single order - not from Holland and not from Germany!

ORIGINAL (in French- with loads of errors)

Bopnjour,Je suis SHELLA BABOUR résident au Maroc, j'ai trouvé votre adresse mail en faisans des recherche sur le net,Nous vendons de l'or brute en provenance de Burkina Fasso , Mali et  Guinée ConakrySi vous êtes intéresser par l'achat de l'or, veillez me contacter soit par mail ou par tel :NB : nous avons un stock important au Mali.Nous serons heureux de vous accueillir pour vous présenter le stock et la qualité.Si vous voulez plus d'information, n'hésité pas à me contacter.


Tel : 00 212 526327300

Tel : 00 212 653376471


Translated by the sender-using some programme or other- into English...!

I am SHELLA BABOUR resident in Morocco, I found your email address in search of pheasants on the net 

We sell raw gold from Burkina Faso, Mali and Guinea Conakry
If you are interested in buying gold, please contact me either by mail or by phone:
NB: we have a large stock in Mali.
We are happy to welcome you to submit the stock and quality.

If you want more information, please contact me.


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