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Which English is used in Google Translator?

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Sharon, I'm not positive, but I'd say English or both general and British.  A very interesting question and complex.  Here's a couple of links that might confuse us both:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Translate

http://www.quora.com/Does-Google-Translate-use-English-as-an-intermediary-step-l

I like your inquiry and might pursue the topic some more re Australian English, back alley English, etc.  Plus, there's this to contend with:
http://www.panmacmillan.com/book/bencrystal/yousaypotato

Enjoy and wishing you all the best, Patrick  

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