Just for Laughs: Google Translate sings Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody”

Just a little Friday gift for everyone.  A hilarious and delightful reminder of why having real, live, human interpreters is so important.

Watch the video here: Google Translate sings Bohemian Rhapsody

Someone “translated” the lyrics to Bohemian Rhapsody into a foreign language using Google Translate, and then “translated” them back into English.  The results are bizarre.

Imagine if this were actual testimony during a murder trial.

Here are just a few of the translation fails:

  • “Mama, just killed a man,” rendered into “Mommy, I kill people”
  • “Pulled the trigger, now he’s dead,” rendered into “My cat died”
  • “Nothing really matters” rendered into “It is major”
  • and many more that make no sense whatsoever!

Obviously, this was done for entertainment’s sake, but the next time someone asks you why the courts/hospitals/schools don’t just use Google Translate, send them this video.

Now turn the volume up and rock out to the utter ridiculousness!


Just for Laughs: Sometimes an iguana is just an iguana.

Overheard in court…

Attorney: So what happened in the accident?

Defendant: The car in front of me slammed on the brakes to avoid hitting an iguana.

Interpreter: The car in front of me slammed on the brakes to avoid hitting…(thinking iguana must be slang for something like a jersey barrier, a moped or a drug dealer!)…a what, sir?

Defendant: You know, an iguana!

Interpreter: (notices a drawing of a lizard on the police report) Oh, an actual iguana!


Just for Laughs: Crowbar

Overheard in court…

Judge: Is there anything you’d like to tell me about why you failed to appear for your last court date?

Defendant: I got hit in the face with a crowbar.


Just for Laughs: Seatbelt

Overheard in court…

Judge: Is there anything you would like to tell me about the situation in which you were pulled over for not wearing a seatbelt?

Defendant: I forgot to put it on.


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