Lost in translation

In April the ODT wrote about a Beef + Lamb field day at one of our farms and headlined it making the most of a ‘wonderful place’.

It began:

“One of North Otago’s hidden secrets” is how Grant Ludemann describes Glencoe Run.   

 Profitable lamb finishing at altitude was the theme of a Beef and Lamb New Zealand Farming for Profit field day held at the 1900ha property, near Waianakarua, last week.   

 Mr Ludemann and his wife Ele purchased Glencoe about seven  years ago and it is part of their extensive stable of farming      operations throughout the South Island. . . .

One of our staff was wandering round the internet the other day and came across another story headlined making a many of a ‘wonderful place’.

It began:

“One of North Otago’s dark secrets” is how Grant Ludemann describes Glencoe Run.

 Profitable lamb finishing during altitude was a thesis of a Beef and Lamb New Zealand Farming for Profit margin day hold during the 1900ha property, nearby Waianakarua, final week.   

Mr Ludemann and his mother Ele purchased Glencoe about seven  years ago and it is partial of their endless quick of farming  operations via a South Island. . .

It continues in the same vein as if it has been translated to another language and back to English with a lot of the sense lost and much hilarity gained in the process.

Who did it, into which language it was translated and why it was translated back is a mystery.

2 Responses to Lost in translation

  1. Probably the original text was automatically translated for a website to make it look as if it were frequently updated, and then was automatically translated for yet another such website. The websites are used as advertising carriers and in various frauds whereby a fake service is promoted in what looks like a news website.

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  2. homepaddock says:

    Thanks Grant, – that would explain it.

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