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#1 Justus_2112

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 11:26 PM

So here's how this works:

I'll start off with the lyrics of part of a Rush song. I'll copy the lyrics into Google Translate and translate them into a different language. I'll then copy the translated version, paste it back into translate, translate it to another language, then copy that translation, paste it again and translate it back to English. Then I'll post it on this thread and the next person has to guess what song it is. Then the person who guessed it does their own.

Example

"It takes some time and trouble to separate from the stock"

Translate to Somali:

"Waxay qaadataa wakhti wakhti iyo dhibaatooyin ah in ay kala soocaan saamiyada"

Copy that, translate it to Chinese:

"分类股票需要时间和麻烦"

Copy that, translate back to English:

"Classifying stocks takes time and hassle"


Then someone guesses Grand Designs, and they do one.
(A few lines from a song will make it better.)

Here we go:

Special measures of justice
There are some variables
Special decision
Prepare a different course


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#2 CyriK

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 09:06 AM

This sounds fun.

Lock And Key maybe?

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 10:18 PM

Roll the Bones?

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 02:12 PM

Just to test it, I did about 6 translations of "I think I'm going bald" . . . the final result was "I think I'm a boy"

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 02:16 PM

And just out of curiosity, I tried "spinning, whirling, still descending, like a spiral sea unending" into Latin and then back into English.  The result:

"The thread is full of long, and the orb of things, as far as the sea; and his descendants down to Perpetuity of a spiral"

That is goddamn poetry.


And from In the Mood:  "Eight and it's the fourth hey, I'm in the mind feel" - I love that:  mood is "mind feel" - not sure what happened to the baby, though.

Edited by toymaker, 16 November 2017 - 02:19 PM.


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Posted 16 November 2017 - 09:03 PM

Is this game being played in accordance to the rules?

Do we have to wait for the verdict from the person who originally posts the challenge?

I don't know if this is still an active question, Lock and Key seemed like a good guess.

Until I stumble onto this thread during an active lyric, I'm going to play the game for my own amusement.

So: From English, to Uzbek, to Dutch, to Xhosa, back to English
"The pride of life in the world is better, and it is proud when it comes to color."

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 09:09 PM

Also, Iron Maiden from English>Uzbek>Dutch>Xhosa>English turns out to be Servant.

For some reason Google translate clearly just drops some of the text for some reason, since I can see why Maiden becomes servant well enough, but I seriously doubt that there's no word for 'iron' in those other languages.

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 10:41 PM

View PostMosher, on 16 November 2017 - 09:03 PM, said:

Is this game being played in accordance to the rules?

Do we have to wait for the verdict from the person who originally posts the challenge?

I don't know if this is still an active question, Lock and Key seemed like a good guess.

Until I stumble onto this thread during an active lyric, I'm going to play the game for my own amusement.

So: From English, to Uzbek, to Dutch, to Xhosa, back to English
"The pride of life in the world is better, and it is proud when it comes to color."
Better the pride that resides in a citizen of the world, than the pride that resides when a colourful rag is unfurled

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 11:03 PM

I thought that one might be readily guessed. :)

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Posted 17 November 2017 - 01:21 PM

It's not lock and key. It's a rather newer song...

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Posted 18 November 2017 - 12:51 PM

Oh, wait! The Garden!

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 02:03 AM

View Postoghond2112, on 18 November 2017 - 12:51 PM, said:

Oh, wait! The Garden!

No. It's One Little Victory.

We'll move on, someone else try one.




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