If you’ve ever tried to write something for a language class and didn’t know about WordReference, or jokingly began a facebook chat conversation with someone in another language only for things to start flying above your head, or wanted to understand the critical 45-second exposition in that one hour German porn flick you ju–well, you get the point. You’ve probably used Google to translate something at one point in time, and you’ve probably at least heard of someone trying to do the same, only to have a sneaking suspicion that whatever it spit out wasn’t quite right. If you’re really clever/bored, you’ve probably even tried to translate it back. But did you ever try to find an equilibrium?
That’s where Translation Party comes in. How’s that? I’ll tell ya how’s that, that’s how.
Translation Party is a[n incredibly helpful!] web service that saves you time, energy, and money by taking an English sentence of your design, translating it into Japanese using Google Translate, and then back to English. Then it does it again. And again. And again.
The entertainment value mostly comes from Google Translate sputtering out a different answer every time, resulting in the continued garbling of your original message into something that may or may not be intelligible.
Of course, it’s possible to game the system a little bit. Some parties are over rather quickly, and if you’re really trying, you can make it give up by creating a repeating loop. But if you get that far, then we’ve succeeded in our mission to make you do anything but schoolwork.
If you throw a particularly funny party, or randomly find one that tickles your fancy, be sure to post it in the comments so another commenter can tell you how unamusing it is!