Make Google Translate go a bit mad

Google Translate is quite good, especially since it has a speech function that’ll read out most translations for you.

You can make it go a bit odd too. What I did was translate a simple English word or phrase into Chinese (Simplified), then copied the Chinese characters and pasted them into the input box. Now, leave the ‘From’ language as English and choose another language to translate to – like German or Afrikaans, it doesn’t matter so long as the ‘Listen’ option appears.

So you’re translating English to some other language, but instead of writing English in the input box, you paste some Chinese.

Wait for it to translate (it won’t) and then hit ‘Listen’ and listen to the gibberish that comes out. It reminds me of the speech from the old Amiga and Atari game Captain Blood.