Thursday January 07, 2016

Google Translated Russia To 'Mordor' In 'Automated' Error

I like how Google essentially just blamed this screw up on Google Translate. Personally, I don't know what the problem is. I thought the whole "Mordor" thing was rather funny.

Google has fixed a bug in an online tool after it began translating "Russian Federation" to "Mordor". Mordor is the name of a fictional region nicknamed "Land of Shadow" in JRR Tolkien's Lord of the Rings books. In addition, "Russians" was translated to "occupiers" and the surname of Sergey Lavrov, the country's Foreign Minister, to "sad little horse".