LATEST INCREDIBLE NEWS: according to Google, Berlusconi has never lost Elections… just like Bush and Sarkozy!

Posted By: About Italy on February, 16 2011 in About Italy, Curiosity, To see, Video / Photo
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Google e le Elezioni: chi ha vinto?

Probably it was due to an oversight. Yesterday, a friend of mine (a famous Italian writer) pointed me out a bizarre fact on Google Translate. Win some, lose some: in the true sense of the word…

There are several kinds of mistakes, but this one seems to be a glaring one. If you try to translate (on http://translate.google.it/) this sentence from Italian to English “Berlusconi non ha vinto le elezioni”, here it is the result: “Berlusconi won the elections”. In other words, just the opposite.

Right…no wait, I wrote “NON HA VINTO!” (“HE DID NOT WIN!”). Strange… Let’s try again… Berlusconi non ha vinto le elezioniBerlusconi won the elections… What?

Very strange.

Let’s keep trying and change the name Berlusconi with Vendola… Vendola did not win the elections. Right.

Then, we could try with the name Obama: Obama did not win the elections. Right.
Oh, yes! Let’s try with Bush: Bush won the elections. What? Uhm…Are you making fun of me?

The last attempt. Now let’s try with another right-wing candidate in Europe: Sarkozy… Sarkozy won the elections. ?!?

Again? Is it Halloween? Trick or treat? No! So why Google is making fun of us? Nevertheless, I am sure and I can guarantee that in the past, Berlusconi and Bush lost some elections…

Searching on the net, we found out that Google’s mistakes relating to Berlusconi are frequent…In October 2010 if someone tried to translate from Italian to English “Io non ho votato Berlusconi”, the translation was just the opposite: “I have voted for Berlusconi”. At the time, it was said that it was the “automatic device’ fault”, but today, here we go again!

This fact reminds me these videos…

Homer Simpson tries to vote for Obama

Florida Voting Machine

I raise a question: is Google’s automatic device part of Berlusconi’s property?

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