I have a friend in Poland who posts pictures on Facebook . Most of the comments , his and his responders’ , are in Polish . He comments on my once-in-awhile Facebook posts , too , mostly in Polish , although he does speak English well . My Polish is at the embryo stage ; ie . hasn’t developed yet . He likes to cook and so puts up a lot of food pictures .
So I noticed that the computer offers translation . Great ! Easy . Convenient . What will they think of next ?
Here is the latest translation of one of his comments :
Mild radius of sunset przenikal gently Ishieniem kreton curtains . The milk has soured on and took for darning . Yes , it was a successful day pomyslater. First came the meat in a beautiful piece of biodronki , then the holiday . And of this paper . All six of rollers…………………..
Are you getting this ?
…………………The evening went to Mariniakow on the thousand .
And there you have it ! Translation by Bing . Bing was my neighbor ; he lived across the street . Bing would compliment Ada’s roses . He and I would look up the street to the mansions on the hill and he’d say he was going to move up there . His little house across the road from mine that he’s lived in for 50 years was , he’d say , was ” just a starter house ” .
Bing died a couple of years ago , so I don’t think it was his translation of the Polish friend’s words . Could have been , though .
I began thinking about how we communicate with others . Are we really understood , or is what somone else understands from what we say a garbled version of what we think we said ? I think I understood what you just said to me , but maybe I didn’t , not much at all . Don’t you think so ?
Smile , though , and say , So true , so true !
The other person says, You’re a good listener ,” but what you’ve been wondering is if she colors her hair , and will you make it to the dentist by 5:00 if she goes on talking too much longer . She thinks you’re a good listener because you haven’t interrupted ; you’ve been drifting in daydreams .
Could you say that again , because I wasn’t listening . Something about the Ortega Highway ?
I don’t know . I thought you mentioned the Ortega Highway . Sorry . What were you talking about ?
Oh , you wouldn’t understand . Thanks for being a sounding board .
You are very welcome . What are friends for ?
By the way , mild radius of sunset . Took for darning .
Yes, it was a successful day pomyslater .
On the thousand !