Is wine still wine in Europe?

An interactive European language map, developed by James Trimble of UK Data Explorer, is making the rounds on the Internet lately. Trimble is using Google Translate as a tool to find out translations of a word from English into 30 other languages spoken throughout Europe.

The examples used by the translator are as linguistically flat as “banana”. You guessed it, it’s still a derivation of “banana” no matter what language you’re choosing. So I tried “beer” after being disappointed that “wine” translates just as similar as banana. I guess it’s all about priorities.



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