Here's a fun little trick you can do at work while you're not doing your job.
In case you haven't heard of The Flat Earth Society, they are a group of people who believe the earth is actually flat and, all proof to the contrary, is actually a NASA conspiracy. Of course no flat-earthers have ever simply flown a plane to the end of the earth and snapped a photo. Seems easy enough to prove.
Now, Google is taking a swipe at flat-Earthers and you can too. Go to Google Translate and type in "I am a flat earther" in English. Select French as the translation language and you will get, "Je suis un fou."
Now translate that back to English.
You can't blame the folks over at Google. It's hard to not point and laugh at flat-Earthers.
Most people saw the humor in the Easter egg.
But a few didn't see the humor at all.
Not the place for a joke. Google Translate should be attempting to be the most accurate. Here it shows me a lack of confidence in its use. Funny or not, it would be like a newspaper injecting Onion material mid-article.— Chuck Williams (@TalonBlade) May 28, 2018
That tactic was used a long time ago,make Flat earthers look crazy,when that didn't work,they just killed them .— MrPhenomene11 (@phenomene11) May 29, 2018
The joke only translates in French. (Thought we would save you the trouble of trying every language. You know, so you can go back to work!)
Yes, but if you use Spanish, it translates back as "I am a flat terrain".... so, apparently just in French, I guess.— Lauren (@alissa914) May 29, 2018
In case anyone is confused: THE EARTH IS ROUND.