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Stolen from indiachick, because this is just too funny.

Try using Google translate on a passage of your own fic or other writing. Translate your words to Basque or Hungarian or similar, then try translating whatever Google gives you back into English.

This is what Google did to a couple of paragraphs from a WIP. I translated into Basque then back again.
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Found on tumblr while looking for something else, and though it's old, it's too good not to share. Source
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Just putting this here as a little light relief... I think the little French boy was about the same age as I was, around two years old.
1962 French boy tin bath classic
That expression on his face just cracks me up every time I see it.
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Did you hear the one about Dean Winchester owning a VW campervan? And that time the Queen of England was touring the US of A in her vintage VW Beetle and broke down in a gas station in Arizona? No? Funny, I thought it would have been all over the news at the time...

It was Sam who noticed her first; though really, she was a bit hard to miss. The love bug was bright orange, and had a giant sky blue flower painted on the trunk, and Her Maj was wearing a trouser suit straight out of 1967, also orange. And very flowery. And, as Sam was quick to point out, not really the kind of things you wear when you’re presumably travelling incognito.


Dean was inside the minimart paying for gas and snacks and by the time he returned to their campervan, Sam had already volunteered Dean as Royal mechanic for the duration of Queen Liz’s road trip.

Sadly, after that lovely moment – Dean’s face was a picture, believe me – the dream morphed into a strange holiday in Stansted Airport for the hubby and I, with bus trips, missing bags, and ridiculously lax security, so I never found out how Her Majesty got on with the Winchesters on the back roads of America.

Dreams, huh? Weird.

 
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After a discussion about WWII and superhero movies, mostly with dear_tiger, I found this vid today, and it's totally cracking me up.



It's a bit long but it gets better and better, and I especially love the Slash homage in the middle! monicawoe, I hope you've seen this!
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Who'd have thought clearing up a few leaves would be this much work?
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I'm happy to report we have survived a crisis in our household this evening. Paul brought home some cute little Scottie-dog-shaped shortbread biscuits the other day, and tonight I decided to open the packet, grabbed a handful and popped the rest in Paul's biscuit tin - WITH HIS DIGESTIVE BISCUITS. So go on, tell me how many of you knew that this was a terrible breach of biscuit etiquette? You should have seen Paul's look of horror and disgust. HOW COULD I NOT KNOW SHORTBREAD MAKES DIGESTIVES GO SOGGY?

So now the wee shorties are decanted safely into an empty tin of Quality Street and Paul has gone to have a nice relaxing bath to recover from the trauma.
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I shouldn't laugh (particularly as that would make me cough) but this is what my breathing sounds like at the moment - a small asthmatic wookie.

Record music and voice >>
Oh and I should add - that is all coming from my windpipe somehow, my nose is totally unbunged.
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Funny how the internet works...I was reading this Huffington Post article about Abercrombie and Fitch sales plummeting, then moved to one about the Pope and atheists, and found myself at a totally unrelated article about lesbians watching lesbian porn

and straight guys watching gay porn! Which, honestly, were both so funny I had to share!
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Funny how the internet works...I was reading this Huffington Post article about Abercrombie and Fitch sales plummeting, then moved to one about the Pope and atheists, and found myself at a totally unrelated article about lesbians watching lesbian porn

and straight guys watching gay porn! Which, honestly, were both so funny I had to share!
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Had to laugh at this Essex man story in the news today!

Fire crews were called to deal with the unusual situation at a home in Oxford Road, Clacton, at 10.33pm last night.

On arrival crews found that a man had suffered flash burns to his head, legs and torso after trailing a spider that had frightened his wife in their bathroom.

A spokesman for Essex Fire Service said: “It appears the wife had spotted the creepy crawly in the bathroom and asked her husband to capture it.

“He sprayed it first with an aerosol where it was lurking behind the toilet bowl and when that didn’t appear to work, he lit up his lighter to spread some light on the situation as the bathroom bulb had blown.

“There was an almighty explosion which blew the man back into his hallway and lifted the hatch on the loft.

“He did exactly the right thing by jumping into the shower and cooling his burns with cold water while his wife raised the alarm.

“Firefighters arriving at the scene administered emergency first aid while waiting for Ambulance teams to arrive and the man, who was 28 years old, was left in their care.

“There was some scorching to the back of the toilet but any fire was out before crews arrived at the scene.

“We’re not entirely sure whether the spider got away or not but there was no sign of it at the scene.”

The incident was dealt with by 10.48pm.

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Had to laugh at this Essex man story in the news today!

Fire crews were called to deal with the unusual situation at a home in Oxford Road, Clacton, at 10.33pm last night.

On arrival crews found that a man had suffered flash burns to his head, legs and torso after trailing a spider that had frightened his wife in their bathroom.

A spokesman for Essex Fire Service said: “It appears the wife had spotted the creepy crawly in the bathroom and asked her husband to capture it.

“He sprayed it first with an aerosol where it was lurking behind the toilet bowl and when that didn’t appear to work, he lit up his lighter to spread some light on the situation as the bathroom bulb had blown.

“There was an almighty explosion which blew the man back into his hallway and lifted the hatch on the loft.

“He did exactly the right thing by jumping into the shower and cooling his burns with cold water while his wife raised the alarm.

“Firefighters arriving at the scene administered emergency first aid while waiting for Ambulance teams to arrive and the man, who was 28 years old, was left in their care.

“There was some scorching to the back of the toilet but any fire was out before crews arrived at the scene.

“We’re not entirely sure whether the spider got away or not but there was no sign of it at the scene.”

The incident was dealt with by 10.48pm.

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Had to laugh at this Essex man story in the news today!

Fire crews were called to deal with the unusual situation at a home in Oxford Road, Clacton, at 10.33pm last night.

On arrival crews found that a man had suffered flash burns to his head, legs and torso after trailing a spider that had frightened his wife in their bathroom.

A spokesman for Essex Fire Service said: “It appears the wife had spotted the creepy crawly in the bathroom and asked her husband to capture it.

“He sprayed it first with an aerosol where it was lurking behind the toilet bowl and when that didn’t appear to work, he lit up his lighter to spread some light on the situation as the bathroom bulb had blown.

“There was an almighty explosion which blew the man back into his hallway and lifted the hatch on the loft.

“He did exactly the right thing by jumping into the shower and cooling his burns with cold water while his wife raised the alarm.

“Firefighters arriving at the scene administered emergency first aid while waiting for Ambulance teams to arrive and the man, who was 28 years old, was left in their care.

“There was some scorching to the back of the toilet but any fire was out before crews arrived at the scene.

“We’re not entirely sure whether the spider got away or not but there was no sign of it at the scene.”

The incident was dealt with by 10.48pm.

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The English language is a wonderful thing, not least for its infinite variety of double ententres...Someone kindly sent me these little snippets of fun.

Wonderful English from Around the World
Cocktail lounge, Norway :
LADIES ARE REQUESTED NOT TO HAVE CHILDREN IN THE BAR.
Doctors office, Rome :
SPECIALIST IN WOMEN AND OTHER DISEASES.
Dry cleaners, Bangkok :
DROP YOUR TROUSERS HERE FOR THE BEST RESULTS.
In a Nairobi restaurant:
CUSTOMERS WHO FIND OUR WAITRESSES RUDE OUGHT TO SEE THE MANAGER.
On the main road to Mombassa, leaving Nairobi :
TAKE NOTICE: WHEN THIS SIGN IS UNDER WATER, THIS ROAD IS IMPASSABLE.
On a poster at Kencom, Nairobi:
ARE YOU AN ADULT THAT CANNOT READ? IF SO, WE CAN HELP.
In a City restaurant:
OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK AND WEEKENDS.
In a cemetery:
PERSONS ARE PROHIBITED FROM PICKING FLOWERS FROM ANY BUT THEIR OWN GRAVES .
Tokyo hotel's rules and regulations:
GUESTS ARE REQUESTED NOT TO SMOKE OR DO OTHER DISGUSTING BEHAVIOURS IN BED.
On the menu of a Swiss restaurant:
OUR WINES LEAVE YOU NOTHING TO HOPE FOR.
In a Tokyo bar:
SPECIAL COCKTAILS FOR THE LADIES WITH NUTS.
Hotel,Yugoslavia :
THE FLATTENING OF UNDERWEAR WITH PLEASURE IS THE JOB OF THE CHAMBERMAID.
Hotel, Japan :
YOU ARE INVITED TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE CHAMBERMAID.
In the lobby of a Moscow hotel across from a Russian Orthodox monastery:
YOU ARE WELCOME TO VISIT THE CEMETERY WHERE FAMOUS RUSSIAN AND SOVIET COMPOSERS, ARTISTS AND WRITERS ARE BURIED DAILY EXCEPT THURSDAY.
A sign posted in Germany 's Black Forest :
IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN ON OUR BLACK FOREST CAMPING SITE THAT PEOPLE OF DIFFERENT SEX, FOR INSTANCE, MEN AND WOMEN, LIVE TOGETHER IN ONE TENT UNLESS THEY ARE MARRIED WITH EACH OTHER FOR THIS PURPOSE.
Hotel, Zurich :
BECAUSE OF THE IMPROPRIETY OF ENTERTAINING GUESTS OF THE OPPOSITE SEX IN THE BEDROOM, IT IS SUGGESTED THAT THE LOBBY BE USED FOR THIS PURPOSE.
Airline ticket office, Copenhagen :
WE TAKE YOUR BAGS AND SEND THEM IN ALL DIRECTIONS.
A laundry in Rome :
LADIES, LEAVE YOUR CLOTHES HERE AND SPEND THE AFTERNOON HAVING A GOOD TIME.
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