Saturday, October 23, 2010

Thank Goodness for Babelfish

So, yes, ok, we have a housekeeper. I pay about $80/week to have her come 12 hours/week and it's great, mostly. You see for the last few weeks we've been sick A LOT and so I started worrying that this coincided with Tamara's start date with us. Now Tamara is a Russian living in Bulgaria for many years. We share absolutely no common language. So, expressing my concerns is difficult. But, then I remembered Babelfish on Yahoo. It does not offer translation from English to Bulgarian, but it does offer translation from English to Russian.

So, in English, among other things, I wrote:

Be sure that the cleaning rag you use to clean toilets is NEVER used on anything else and put all cleaning rags in the dirty laundry at the end of the day.

Now, I'm not saying she was doing that for sure. But, I really do wonder. And, instead of only one cleaning rag in the dirty laundry at the end of her day, I now see two. So. . . .

2 comments:

The Story Tales said...

Gross. (And don't forget Google Translate - I use that all the time to translate stuff here!).

The Stone Rabbit said...

Wow, I never noticed Google translate before. So much better, and it has Bulgarian too!