Ah, good old Google Translate.
I don’t have a Facebook account (because it’s trendy not to have one). But my wife showed me a post by a friend of both of us.
The friend posted the following:
Buiochas le dhia ta mo ras rite!!ta me ar muin na muice!!!
He’s over the moon that he has finished running a race he was competing in.
Now, he’s left out the sínte fadaí (accent marks). And there’s a couple of mistakes (I make many myself). But I’m happy that he’s practicing Irish and I understood what he means.
But Google Translate ain’t so forgiving! In an attempt to understand, my wife submitted the text in for a translation.
Thank god my system run! I am a pig urine!!!
Fair play Google! I tried it myself later today, and got a slightly different response:
Thank god my system run! I am on the pig urine!
A slight improvement, but this is a lesson in not ignoring one’s fadaí!
(Note if you’re lost: mún=urine)