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Sgt BOMBULOUS
10-01-10, 23:56
There's been alot of head-scratching for this one, so I'll clarify a tad:

Music Buzz Italian singer Adriano Celentano wrote this song in 1972 using a made up language designed to sound like English.

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So did they get it right? :D

More info here (http://www.buzzfeed.com/conordaleh/what-english-sounds-like-to-foreigners-anj).

digitizedboy
11-01-10, 00:01
funny vid

Pksstr
11-01-10, 00:02
X-D Lol

irjudd
11-01-10, 00:10
Huh?

viper456
11-01-10, 00:12
Huh?

Exactly!

Chocola teapot
11-01-10, 00:12
That Was Highly Random.

Catracoth
11-01-10, 00:13
Huh?

My thoughts entirely.

Pksstr
11-01-10, 00:18
People who are not foreign will not going to understand it fully :P

irjudd
11-01-10, 00:19
Foreign or not, Simlish is Simlish.

Lara's Nemesis
11-01-10, 00:21
Great tune :tmb:

Spong
11-01-10, 00:32
:eek:
Credit to the guy, it actually sounds pretty convincing.

Forwen
11-01-10, 01:05
I'm a foreigner and what is this?

Tommy123
11-01-10, 01:06
lol nice vid

just*raidin*tomb
11-01-10, 03:38
People who are not foreign will not going to understand it fully :P

Yeah, I don't fully understand...

remote91
11-01-10, 04:22
Lmao.

That was incredible.

Capt. Murphy
11-01-10, 04:33
What an opportunity for a challenge to make up misheard (for fake/nonexistent) lyrics! :mis:

:vlol:

At first I was like "What am I watching?" Quite funny! :D

Admles
11-01-10, 05:27
Theres 4+ mins of my life I'm never getting back.....

Aranara
11-01-10, 05:45
I thought that was English :vlol: Great job dude! :tmb:

Shark_Blade
11-01-10, 06:02
...
"oll raight"..

dreamless
11-01-10, 07:50
I've always wondered what it was like to not understand english

just*raidin*tomb
11-01-10, 08:44
...wait...no...yeah! I understand! :hea: weirdness...

Crisl
11-01-10, 09:36
^^ lol :vlol:

But when I didn't pay attention and wasn't really listening to it...it indeed sounded like an english language to me! :D

digitizedboy
11-01-10, 13:08
Isn't it just a case though of putting on an accent and then talking gibberish. Say you could do it in German, French, Spanish etc...

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:D

Sgt BOMBULOUS
11-01-10, 14:53
^^ lol :vlol:

But when I didn't pay attention and wasn't really listening to it...it indeed sounded like an english language to me! :D

If you avert your attention for like 5 seconds it kind of sounds like English.

Dustie
11-01-10, 14:55
It actually sounds pretty convincing, lol.


Yeah, that's pretty much what it's like to hear English and not being able to understand a word :p

MiCkiZ88
11-01-10, 14:58
Lmao, it does sound american english :D

Nice find!

A lot of languages sound so much different when you first hear them and dont understand a word, or perhaps just few lines.

sandygrimm
11-01-10, 15:55
:vlol: funny and yeah if you weren't paying attention u would say it sounded english.. but in a strong accent.. like British

gidierre
11-01-10, 16:21
So did they get it right? :D


olrait! :tea:
how bizarre!
not the song, but the fact that someone should have unearthed that old piece now,
although it was never completely forgotten even here as it pops up every now and then mostly because of its catchy tune, I guess
I remember a funny put-on about it featuring Will Smith on Italian public tv:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZZq68NDq4g&feature=related
(from 7:08 on)

what's strange is this song surely was not meant to go for appreciation "abroad"
in fact, in line with more hits and countless explanations by the same singer, if funny it's definitely a somewhat "chauvinist" manifesto about "incommunicability" and against the invasion of foreign and nonsensical songs (and movies and tv shows, but these at least were dubbed...) around here

much per initial question by the "schoolgirl" with braided tresses:
why make a song full of strange, meaningless words?
well, as the original videoclip (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gU4w12oDjn8), unfortunately not translated
reveals:
prisencol.. etc. means: universal love.
So, prisencolinensinainciusol to all you "tum reider fens" people :p

Melonie Tomb Raider
11-01-10, 16:38
Oll raight! :vlol:

lol this was so freakin' funny, it's exactly my type of random humor. They actually did a good job sounding American, even though they weren't really speaking English. I was impressed by it, anyway. And wow, gotta love those sweet dance moves, they were really into it! :vlol:

Oh, and finishing it off with the harmonica totally make it American. Niiiiice. :p

Night Crawler
11-01-10, 16:52
And this is what other languages sound like to the English. ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XY66ZJ0TFUI

viper456
11-01-10, 16:56
And this is what other languages sound like to the English. ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XY66ZJ0TFUI

LMAO! I love that sketch! :vlol:

Chocola teapot
11-01-10, 16:56
I remeber Watching that episode and absolutely LOL'ing!

:vlol:

Sgt BOMBULOUS
11-01-10, 16:57
Oll raight! :vlol:

lol this was so freakin' funny, it's exactly my type of random humor. They actually did a good job sounding American, even though they weren't really speaking English. I was impressed by it, anyway. And wow, gotta love those sweet dance moves, they were really into it! :vlol:

Oh, and finishing it off with the harmonica totally make it American. Niiiiice. :p

Even the people sitting in desks were boppin' away :)

Crisl
11-01-10, 16:59
And this is what other languages sound like to the English. ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XY66ZJ0TFUI

OMG, that's hilarious :vlol: Her italian was perfect :vlol:

Gabi
11-01-10, 17:06
And this is what other languages sound like to the English. ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XY66ZJ0TFUI
That one had me in stitches..........:vlol:

Keir_Eidos
11-01-10, 17:10
That video reminds me of the sound of Dutch, a little.

Minty Mouth
11-01-10, 17:47
Oll raight! :vlol:

lol this was so freakin' funny, it's exactly my type of random humor. They actually did a good job sounding American, even though they weren't really speaking English. I was impressed by it, anyway. And wow, gotta love those sweet dance moves, they were really into it! :vlol:

Oh, and finishing it off with the harmonica totally make it American. Niiiiice. :p
I am curious as to why you say sounding American, when the language is English :p

Anyways, that language doesn't just sound like English, it is English, just the words aren't in any specific order.

gidierre
11-01-10, 17:49
subtitles are good:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cc3M1nppd3c&feature

Jack Croft
11-01-10, 17:54
Original video is confusing. :confused:

Mytly
11-01-10, 20:12
That video was weird, and a little embarrassing as well, since that's exactly what English songs sounded like to me about 20 years ago, when I couldn't really understand English or American accents, since I spoke English only with fellow Indians. I enjoyed listening to English songs, but barely understood the lyrics. :o Of course, now thanks to the miracle of cable/satellite TV, I've listening to (mostly) American English and (some) British English every day for the past 18 years. :D

lara c. fan
11-01-10, 20:26
I am curious as to why you say sounding American, when the language is English :p

Anyways, that language doesn't just sound like English, it is English, just the words aren't in any specific order.

American accent?

Punaxe
11-01-10, 20:34
I am curious as to why you say sounding American, when the language is English :p

Anyways, that language doesn't just sound like English, it is English, just the words aren't in any specific order.

No, if these lyrics (http://jamesfallows.theatlantic.com/archives/2009/12/lyrics.php) have any legidity, it's certainly not English.

Lara Croft!
12-01-10, 12:55
It sounded like English. that guy was good!:D

LightningRider
12-01-10, 13:03
Hah, that's how I felt, lol! :p

Rai
12-01-10, 13:09
Wow tht's interesting, and kind of strange :p