Translation Party is neat, and fun for… a few minutes.
It’s basically a webpage that takes an English sentence and translates it back and forth between Japanese and English until it reaches equilibrium (ie. the translated sentence doesn’t change).
When I first came across the page, Mao and Bruce (our cats) where trying to catch a cockroach and Heidi commented that:
Mao and Brucy Goosey are stalking a cockroach
I put that into Translation Party and it reached equilibrium at:
Mao, cockroaches and geese are stalking brucey
Yikes! Ahahahaah. What do you think about that Bruce?
Yeah. Pretty funny.
I was also pretty happy with this fairly long translation party in which:
He got down on one knee, looked up at her, and asked “will you marry me?”
I said, “My laptop, my PC that I married?”
True geek love. The intermediate stages are also satisfyingly surreal:
He is in her knee, and had seen “the question is how to marry me?”