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Gimble twisting in the guava with Google

By Harriet Staff

It was only a matter of time. Google is officially entering realm of meter and rhyme. The ginormous company is working on a translator for poetry, according to the Guardian. But can a machine interpret the subtleties and nuances of language like a real live poet? Here’s the current Google Translate’s attempt at churning out Lewis Carroll’s Jabberwocky in French:

It wabe: the toves lubricilleu

Gimble twisting in the guava.

Mimsy were the gougebosqueux

And mômerade horsgrave.

“Beware the Jabberwock, my son!

The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!

Beware the Jubjub bird, avoids

The Band frumieux to take!”

Don’t be evil, my son. Avoid the Jabberwock.

Posted in Uncategorized on Monday, October 18th, 2010 by Harriet Staff.