Translation software can be very helpful, but programmers still struggle with the idioms of many languages. So, while the words in the new language might be literally accurate, they’re often not quite right.
The folks at Buzzfeed.com had some fun translating and retranslating the lyrics (seven times!) of “One Day More” from Les Miserable, and then sang the retranslated lyrics as if they were the original.
The result is hilarious… And a reminder that even with fabulous technology at our fingertips, we really do have to understand what it’s doing.