HuskyPup - 11:49 pm on Jan 23, 2011 (gmt 0)
I would venture to say that any algorithm, as yet, cannot distinguish between generated spam and a poorly-written or translated, original English-language piece of content.
I see this every day in my industry, great global sites with good stuff, their local language markets understand them very well yet for .com they could easily be discarded as crap only because of their on-page text and, only in "our" SEO eyes, badly SEOd pages.
Do you really trust Google to be able to understand nuances, dialects, garbage and spam? Insofar as I am aware they do not have anywhere near the ability and understandably so.
I do not have any trust when they differentiate in English between basic keyword1keyword2 and keyword1-keyword2.