A terrible way to communicate

I used this machine translator to take this message as input:

“All these worlds are yours, except Phobos. Attempt no landing on Phobos. Something wonder is happening there.”

Obviously, a nod to 2010 A Space Odyssey. And after 10 automated translations across various languages, the final message back in English was:

“Every country is in the countryside. Try your clothes. Something went”

Pretty funny, and it proves the point that language is a pretty terrible way to communicate. I wonder at which point in the translation sequences did things go wrong? The first, or later? But the original message is so garbled at the end that it’s nonsense. God help us if we ever have to communicate with aliens. Or dolphins.

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