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Saturday, September 19, 2015

The Dumpsters Have Dreams of World Domination! Or...

I suppose the more boring and likely possibility is what I've come to call a "Google Translate tragedy."  I received an email yesterday in three languages:  Russian, Kazakh, and English.  Here is the quote from the English portion that provoked my concern about the dumpsters' intentions:

We hereby inform you that due to the sport event in the Sport Center on September 19-20, 2015, the territory was liberated from the dumpsters.

On a related note, I'm happy to say that I don't think those of us who use foreign languages on the job will be replaced by machines any time soon.