Only three things in life are certain: death, taxes, and incorrect Google translations.
Auto-translation services are supposed to help people communicate, but oftentimes they just make things complicated, confusing, and slightly disturbing.
Although Google translate has improved over the years, it still does BTS dirty on Twitter sometimes.
Jimin is the latest victim of Google’s wildin’. On July 26, he showed off his new hair. The caption is supposed to translate to, “This was JiJinJung. Good night, I love you,” referring to BTS’s live broadcast. Google, however, decided to freak fans out with a weather report instead.
— 방탄소년단 (@BTS_twt) July 26, 2020
It translated the caption to, “It was an earthquake well. Good night. Love it.” This is because “지진” (jijin) is the Korean word for “earthquake”. Whoops! Some fans were worried about a real earthquake…
"Earthquake"?????? Can anybody mind telling me why jimin mentioned it😕
— ⟭⟬ 𝐦𝐚𝐫𝐲𝐚𝐦⁷ ʲⁱᵐⁱⁿ (@MJiminii) July 26, 2020
Omg Jimin are you ok??
An earthquake?? 🤡🤡 pic.twitter.com/Vw0R6EMXr7
— Socrates⁷ oppaᴰ² GO生☾光点 Taem noticed my comment 🥺 (@xiantae_clair) July 26, 2020
JIMIN WHAT EARTHQUAKE? ¡!!!!! 😭✊🏻🥺 pic.twitter.com/CteS7aWM78
— 𝕪𝕠𝕠𝕟𝕩⟭⟬⁷ (@kimsssjin) July 26, 2020
…but others say the translation isn’t wrong, technically. Whenever Jimin posts, he shakes fans’ hearts and makes an impact, just like an earthquake!
YESS AN EARTHQUAKE WE ARE GOING TO SHAKE THE MF EARTH FOR U JIMIN https://t.co/SPYWe5Y36n
— zaara𖧵⁷🌩 (@heresthetae) July 26, 2020
Jimin: there was an earthquake
Me: YES. My heart is shaking 😍 pic.twitter.com/AEqfmVL0DW
— Mi🐥Min ⁷ (@ThorFunsies) July 26, 2020
— 𝑆𝑜𝑦𝑎 𝐽𝑖𝑚𝑖𝑛𝑖𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑠𝑒 (@ShaizaSoyaphi) July 26, 2020
Check out more funny mistranslations on Weverse here, and from Twitter below.