Friday, December 09, 2022

Particular Idiom

Russian, especially colloquial Russian, is a language rich in earthy, colorful idioms, as this phone-translated menu from a restaurant in Bishkek shows... (Translation software, for instance, has no problems with passages from Dostoyevsky, but feed it a page of chatty posts from Russian gun nuts on LiveJournal, and it breaks down in machine frustration pretty fast.)