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.