Frogs and jumping boats

I have had a little bit of fun translating a children`s song on google. Although translating something with google translate and then back again into the original language has been done several times before, I still think it`s funny.

I tried with a song called “Små rumpetroll” (Little tadpoles) The song goes like this:

Små rumpetroll, små rumpetroll er morsomme å se (Little tadpoles, little tadpoles is funny to watch)
små rumpetroll, små rumpetroll er morsomme å se

Små froskene, små froskene de hopper fort av sted (Little frogs, little frogs they jump off fast)
små froskene små froskene de hopper fort av sted

Men øre, men øre får ingen frosker ha (but ears, but ears, no frogs are alowed to have)
men øre, men øre får ingen frosker ha
Å rompene, å rompene, dem vokser de i fra. (And their tails, their tails, they out grow)
Å rompene, å rompene, dem vokser de i fra

Ko-ak-ak-ak,ko-ak-ak-ak (This is no actual words, only making sounds like a frog)
ko-ak-ak-ak-ak-ak
ko-ak-ak-ak-ko-ak-ak-ak
ko-ak-ak-ak-ak-ak

I tried this combination; from Norwegian to Fijian and then to English. This is the result:

There are very few solutions, and the challenges to be seen are not so much of the fun
they have very little solution, and there is very little solution for them when they are still at the bottom

Small boats, small boats jumped rapidly
Small boats leapt to the top of the boats

But the ear is not the ear, but the ears are not the boat
but in the ears of the ears there is no end, not a foot thereof
Oh, the work, the work, the growth that comes from.
Oh, work, work, growing out of

Co-4-ko-4, co-4-ko-no-4
-4-no-4-y
co-4-man-4-or-4-so-4
-4-no-4-y

Where has the tadpoles and frogs gone? Suddenly it`s a song about solutions, ears, jumping boats and work. And what`s with number 4? The translation gave me an idea; If you struggle to come up with something creative to draw. Find a song, a poem or a text and translate it back and forth, suddenly you may get a solution (see what I did there 😊)

Bi

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