B. Lawrie Babel fish

Translating athlete tweets into proper English.

Athletes don’t get paid to be intellectual leaders in our society, so it’s not surprising that their Twitter accounts are barely comprehensible. The Toronto Blue Jays’ own superstar third baseman, Brett Lawrie (@blawrie13), is a case in point. Thankfully, @translawrieate is taking the time to translate each one of his tweets into proper English. This turns jibberish like “Off on a little Roady to play the pirates! #WindyWindyWindy” into beautiful prose like “I depart for a short travelling excursion to engage the Pirates in a spring training exhibition game. The movement of air may be a factor.” Go, Jays, go.

This week’s Frandoms are by Rob Hayes at Rethink.