google translate is terrible. I use it to check a few things (like, I forget when to use e, é or è for spelling etc) but mostly you get rubbish (which I sometimes use because my written french is pretty awful so I have to!). The other day at school I was in a rush so I sent a colleague a google translated message, she was in hysterics when she saw me because apparently it was 'a bit sexual'!!!!! The next time, I did it myself and she said it was better - which is pretty frightening. If my written French is better than google translate then it's got big problems! lol
Having said that, at least French is commonly used, another friend of mine says the Latin translation is incomprehensible.
Case in point, I put that last sentence in to Latin then translated back to English and got - 'Having said that, at least in the Latin translation and a friend of mine says the other is incomprehensible for the common soldiers'. Yeah, those common soldiers are pretty dumb. ;-)