Saturday, March 26, 2005

It Is Not All Chinese To Them

When China imported a U.S.-made scream machine to scare away the birds at Beijing airport --the calls were lost in translation.

The bird-dispersing equipment had recorded the screams of American birds or the sounds of the birds' natural enemies and "local birds did not understand the foreign language," reported the Beijing Evening News.

Chinese experts are now "translating" American caws into those of their Chinese counterparts.

More from Reuters.

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