Just when I thought foreign language translation software had really gotten sophisticated, I received this email. I think it’s worse than the one I blogged about previously. It is so bad that I couldn’t help laughing, and at the same time, it’s so bad that I almost want to offer to write their copy for them. I probably would have if they weren’t trying to rip people off! It’s embarrassing (not to mention confusing!), and made me wonder how often we mangle other languages we try to use.
(Note: This is not from Blizzard Entertainment, but from individuals trying to lure players into divulging personal information.)
“Greetings: Christmas is approaching, a grand day here, as always, we launched a new activity and new mounts. We have to compare World of Warcraft may result in major changes to the same to you, hope you can understand! Coming Soon 85 new mounts, World of Warcraft players who can be our lucky stars the world 5000 we will be free to new players. You can check the website application, we will be lucky players randomly. Christmas is the new horse will be distributed to the lucky players. Take a look at our registration site. We will contact you for further instructions as soon as we bask in 48 to submit this form, please re-address listed above is from a few hours.”
What? Honestly, I didn’t change a thing! Who knew that Christmas is a new horse? I doubt if they understand how bad this type of poor translation makes them look…even for scammers!