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Don't remember what I was looking for, but I noticed that names of people e.g. celebrities called "Mary" are translated as "Maria" on Alamy's Spanish and German language sites. 

Personal names should never be translated.

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Alamy! You can't be serious. It's been pointed out many times that software translation is GOBBLEDYGOOK. When will you start listening???

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I've found a new game!

James Cleverly = James geschickt

Ed Balls = Ed-kugeln

Peter Whittle = Peter schnitzen

Mark Durkan = Kennzeichnen Sie Durkan MP

Bob Hope = Bob hoffe

Tim Vine = Tim Weinstock / Tim Rebe (just wrong)

Thomas More = Thomas Mehr

 

weirdest? - 

Mhairi Black = Nicole Schwartz ????

 

and, best of all....

Mark Reckless = Marken Sie rucksichtsloss !

 

 

 

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21 hours ago, Phil Robinson said:

I've found a new game!

James Cleverly = James geschickt

Ed Balls = Ed-kugeln

Peter Whittle = Peter schnitzen

Mark Durkan = Kennzeichnen Sie Durkan MP

Bob Hope = Bob hoffe

Tim Vine = Tim Weinstock / Tim Rebe (just wrong)

Thomas More = Thomas Mehr

 

weirdest? - 

Mhairi Black = Nicole Schwartz ????

 

and, best of all....

Mark Reckless = Marken Sie rucksichtsloss !

 

 

 

Hahaha.

The person concerned was actually Mary Berry - which should have been (if done properly) translated as Maria Beere. But Berry was not translated. :rolleyes:

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7 hours ago, vpics said:

Hahaha.

The person concerned was actually Mary Berry - which should have been (if done properly) translated as Maria Beere. But Berry was not translated. :rolleyes:

It's very hit and miss. Sometimes they are translated, sometimes not. I can't work out why

Any idea why Mhairi becomes Nicole?

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