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JaccoW 02-06-19 08:16 AM

Prisencolinensinainciusol or what American English sounds like to non-English speaker
 
Just came across this gem; Adriano Celentano - Prisencolinensinainciusol.
Written by an Italian who (at the time) couldn't understand English and just made up a song that sounds like it.

It's similar to how English speakers think Swedish people talk... and most hate it. XD

Enjoy this 70's jam. :)


canklecat 02-06-19 04:32 PM

Sounds like the train conductor the other day when I asked a question about the schedule. I'm a native Texan but his accent was hillbilly-redneck thick, a combination of incomprehensible accent and unintelligible words slammed together like mushmouth porridge. It was like Boomhauer on King of the Hill.

I just stared and after a moment all I could say was "I have no idea what you just said."

Fortunately a passenger was able to translate for me.

tyrion 02-06-19 04:53 PM

In a similar vein, but different:


dynodonn 02-06-19 11:28 PM

I think I found the town that this guy learned his English...........


Stadjer 02-10-19 10:09 AM

I've understood that making it sound like a foreign language while it is not and it means nothing, is a very admired skill among actors. It's probalby even harder if you do speak the language that's imitated.

DrIsotope 02-10-19 12:56 PM

I don't think it's ever been exhibited better than here:


I-Like-To-Bike 02-10-19 01:46 PM

Sometimes the tone explains more than the words.
I could only understand half the lyrics of this song, but understood completely what Lady Soul meant. Should be understood by anyone no matter what their native language.

londonist 03-07-19 01:06 PM

Haha

caloso 03-07-19 01:10 PM


Originally Posted by DrIsotope (Post 20787988)
I don't think it's ever been exhibited better than here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vt4Dfa4fOEY

This is genius.


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