Tuesday, July 02, 2013

That's a big help, Google

I'm not that good with ordinal numbers in Italian. So when I wanted to tell my barber I would be in Calabria on "the 17th," I looked it up in Google Translate. What did it return?


I already knew what "seventeen" is in Roman numerals.  I'd like to know the Italian word, please. (Don't worry, I found it elsewhere; I am just stunned at these kind of errors from Google.)

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