Like Jennifer Aniston, Google Translate Is Obsessed With Angelina Jolie

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This is really weird. Apparently Google Translate seems obsessed with Angelina Jolie. Which, mind you, it's completely understandable. Try the following:

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1. Go to Google Translate and set it to translate from English to French.
2. Enter any phrase that ends in Jolie. Like "I want to meet with Jolie".

You will see that it would translate it to "Je veux rencontrer Angelina Jolie". Every single phrase, apparently. Here are two examples I just tried, following the tip from a Gizmodo reader. [Thanks Roy.b!]

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DISCUSSION

platypus222
Platypus Man

For the record, there are several phrases that it just keeps at "Jolie," like "My cat's name is Jolie" (which it's not, by the way). However, something like "My name is Jolie" still adds in Angelina. Interesting.

I was able to recreate it with one name — "My name is Kenobi" changes "Kenobi" to "Obi-Wan," not even with the last name. Because this is with Star Wars, I deem it infinitely cooler. However, this is still my only success at getting it to do this again.

EDIT: It also works with making "Spielberg" into "Steven Spielberg." Still though, very infrequent.