Babel, indeed.

Fun little internet toy called “Lost in Translation” which “Babelizes” anywords you care to enter. I made sure to check the box to include Chinese, Japenese and Korean. Then I entered the sentence “I am the very model of a modern Major General.”

My result was:

The design of the device of the trowel of the beginning has taste of
conductors in the morning I today.

Quite. As it says on the site

As of September 2003, translation software is almost good enough to turn grammatically correct, slang-free text from one language into grammatically incorrect, barely readable approximations in another. But the software is not equipped for 10 consecutive translations of the same piece of text.

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