lucy24 - 8:19 pm on Feb 8, 2013 (gmt 0)
All I know about Google and languages is that
(1) they have said repeatedly that they do not look at the <lang = "xyz"> attribute when determining what language a page is in
(2) if the formulations shown in the in-progress parts of Google In Your Language* represent their current level of knowledge of how languages work, then they are long overdue for bringing on some linguists to join the techno-geeks and the Human Resources person.
* Find the site, pick any in-progress language-- it does not have to be a language you know-- and ask for a few sample bits to work on. You can only get one piece at a time, but you can throw them back unchanged.
:: sitting on hands to avert impending rant ::