Reports have come in to The Lampoon of a first year Modern Languages student being used by his friends to translate memes and funny videos into English.
The student, who wishes to remain nameless, has complained to The Lampoon of feeling like “a tool”. He said:
“I don’t understand why they don’t just use Google Translate. I guess it’s harder for the videos if there’s no transcript, but they seem to assume I’ve got a comprehensive knowledge of colloquial world Spanish. I’m not even that good at my degree, I mostly coasted it in first year.
I don’t entirely mind helping them out – it can be funny for me too – but most of the time my friends aren’t even polite about it. They just message me the meme and say ‘Translate it now.’, which obviously wouldn’t make me feel appreciated.
Do they know I have a deep interest in French Carribean poetry? No. They just want to know what “ya guey kulia” means.”
The Toon Lampoon has approached the student wellbeing team and the office of the school of Modern Languages for comment. They did not respond.