Language translation is serious business, but playing with automatic translation tools is just fun.
I use Google Translate a lot, along with their translation bots. I've played with the Word Monkey gadget for iGoogle.
I've even built spreadsheets to do translation with Google's spreadsheet functions; I'd bet even beginning corpus-linguistics students could do some cool experiments with these.
Today, my pal, Kevin Cohen, put up this Google Chat status message:
I put it into Google Image Search, to see what would happen, and got this.
I think I can guess what