by oigelcox 25 Jun 2012

Cuties do you ever wonder about the younger generation and technology. They are leaving us behind. Today I was working on my computer looking at cuties of corse. I said to my 11year old GS that a cutie had asked me a question but it was not in english and that another cutie had translated for me. He just shook his head and said "Oh Grandma cant you do it for yourself all you have to do is highlite it cut and paste it in Google translate and it will tell you what she is saying". I asked him how did he learn that and he said "How do you think that I get my little cheats for Japanese that I am studing". Little smart alick. And to make it worse it worked just as he said it even reads it aloud to me. Hugs Joyce


by rescuer Moderator 25 Jun 2012

The older generation isn't being left behind, an 11 year old child is leading many into a greater understanding of the internet. Ask any child under the age of 14 and they will show you many great tricks with computers. They may also teach you to LOL or ROFL or BRB or TTYL and in the end, be sure to say TY. ;)

oigelcox by oigelcox 26 Jun 2012

Yes and arent they quick. His 8 year old sister was sitting with her laptop on her lap watching a cooking prog. on TV. She had brought up the website found the recipe they were demonstrating and said to her dad could he print this out I want us to cook this for dinner tomorrow night. at her age I was still playing with dolls and mum did the cooking.How times change. joyce

oigelcox by oigelcox 26 Jun 2012

Part 2 Dad can you print this out I want us to cook this for tomorrows dinner and I need the list for us to go shopping for the ingredients. Joyce

by nanabs 25 Jun 2012

Reading here how some translate another language with google I highlighted and then right clicked on it. A box opened up and down twords the bottom it says "translate with live search" so I clicked on that and it works. Not sure why I did the right click, just did it. Wow quick and easy. thanks to those here who talked about translating I can now read what some of our lovely cuties here are saying. Hugs

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oigelcox by oigelcox 26 Jun 2012

I must remember this way too. It is nice to be able to comunicate properly with the other cuties. joyce

by pennyhal 25 Jun 2012

For me, the internet is like living inside a library, and a video is worth a thousand words. But if I want to talk to my friend, I pick up the phone. And I still love to curl up with a book in hand.

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oigelcox by oigelcox 26 Jun 2012

It is still great curling up with a good book. Hugs Joyce

by susiesembroidery 25 Jun 2012

I use Google translation almost daily for the french and other cutie sites that I don't understand. What will we do without it??? Buy dictionairies - of course - but no space for all the languages. Yeah, the youth have it all at their fingertips. ****

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oigelcox by oigelcox 26 Jun 2012

Yes my grandaughter helps her 3rd. Grade teacher to set up the electronic white boards and helps the class with their laptops. Did I say their mother is an I.T. consultant so the kids have been working on computers from when they were old enough to sit in front of a computer. Hugs Joyce

by cfidl 25 Jun 2012

I use google translate and often I question if it is telling me an appropriate translation. Sounds like your GS knows more than I do!

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oigelcox by oigelcox 26 Jun 2012

I know his is knoladge is way above mine. Hugs Joyce

by michemb 25 Jun 2012

Joyce if you want to translate something on cute (or elsewhere) quickly, just highlight in blue, right click your mouse and in the menu choose "translate with Bing".
It will give you a good idea of what it says and if you need a better translation, go to google.

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oigelcox by oigelcox 25 Jun 2012

Thanks I need all the help I can get with this . I am still 10 years behind. hugs Joyce

by pldc 25 Jun 2012

ah yes but what would we do without them! Hugs Loralye

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oigelcox by oigelcox 25 Jun 2012

Very true Loralye it would be a lonly old world. Hugs Joyce

by 02kar Moderator 25 Jun 2012

I agree that I am being left behind. But I take comfort in knowing that a real hug is much more satisfying than a cyber hug.

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oigelcox by oigelcox 25 Jun 2012

Yes what would we do withot our grandkids to hug. Mine are on school holidays for the next 2 weeks and their mum is working so will have them most days. Hugs Joyce

by marjialexa Moderator 25 Jun 2012

Uh, "leaving" isn't the right word, Joyce. Incorrect English or not, "have done way way left" us behind is closer. Most of us, anyway. I truly hate the internet and use it as little as possible. I don't understand telephones that take pictures and have keyboards. I still write letters and use stamps. And if you get my answering machine, I'm "not home"! I don't need to "stay connected" at the grocery store, or check with my Facebook friends about what restaurant I should eat at. But, that's the way it is with the younger generation. More power to them, I guess. If you need help with your computer, ask a 10 year old. But Google translation does leave much to be desired, so take it with a grain of salt. It can give you the essence of what is being asked, mostly, but boy does it mangle the translation of some words, hee heehee. Hugs, Marji

oigelcox by oigelcox 25 Jun 2012

I reckon that I could confuse Google translater with some of my Australian slang words. He! He! I still prefer to talk to my friends sitting next to me than text them like the young ones do. Hugs Joyce

mops by mops 25 Jun 2012

Most problems in the translation occur for a couple of reasons: 1. bad spelling of the original or the use of homophones like sew for so to name just one. It makes a terrible mess of the translation; 2. differences in word order between languages can result in a totally different meaning.