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March 24, 2006

Thy History is An Epic of the Most Brilliant Exploits

Congratulations to Rew, who correctly guessed the translated song was, in fact, O Canada. To get these lyrics, I used Google to translate the official French version of the anthem into English, which yielded a very different song than the official English version.

Google, however didn't get it perfect, and couldn't translate the words aïeux (forbearers) and épopée (epic). Sadly, I didn't know what these words meant either, so I had to hunt for a dictionary for the translation.

Comparing Google's version with the official English translation of the French version, you can see it did a pretty good job (the worst being "Thy brow is wreathed with a glorious garland of flowers" translated as "Your face east girds glorious florets"). Looks like translation services still have a ways to go.

07:37 | Entertainment


Chris ~ something strange is happening. Our paths are beginning to diverge. I believe by not coming to Microsoft I may have accidentally ripped a whole in the space time continuum. I'm not sure what this means for the rest of the cosmos. We should apologize if the world implodes.

On a side note, try translating english, to french, back to english, back to french, and back to english. The results can be funny.

Your Para-self

Posted by: Para-Chris at March 27, 2006 7:33 PM

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