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What english sounds like to non-english speakers

Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 4:02 am
by Moni
"This Italian parody of a 60s/70s pop song is sung entirely in gibberish designed to sound like American English. If you've ever wondered what other people think Americans sound like, this is it."
God I love the 70's.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcUi6UEQh00

Re: What english sounds like to non-english speakers

Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 4:28 am
by John
Brilliant. That is exactly what most of the lyrics of our new record sound like.

Re: What english sounds like to non-english speakers

Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 7:41 am
by leigh
Impressive! Though I was equally struck by the use of mirrors...evoked a disconcerting memory of a dancing in front of mirrors to Shriekback at a teen dance/juice bar back in the 80s...

Re: What english sounds like to non-english speakers

Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 2:50 pm
by icapants
That's pretty amazing!

Re: What english sounds like to non-english speakers

Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:07 am
by sour29
This is awesome. If I wasn't forewarned, I would have thought it was English, though clearly mumbled.

Re: What english sounds like to non-english speakers

Posted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:37 am
by Moni
John wrote:Brilliant. That is exactly what most of the lyrics of our new record sound like.


I wouldn't be surprised if critics found that less upsetting than your outrageous use of one-word choruses.

Re: What english sounds like to non-english speakers

Posted: Sun Feb 28, 2010 1:08 am
by Unremarkable
So THAT'S what my students hear when they're listening to Michael Jackson.