Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The Poetry of Google Translated Twitter

Doug Clarke recently setup a Google Reader aggregator that included a search of Twitter for the term "JPA". Some of the messages are not in English but Google Reader is happy to translate them. Unfortunately, or maybe fortunately in this case, mechanical translation isn't perfect and sometimes results in what feels like free verse poetry.

Here's a sample:
  • JPA is the itches of God
  • I eat, jpa back. a kiss that cheese is my: *
  • In JPA I do not feel hungry. I have to live there.