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April 27, 2009


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Yes! Check out this user on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/buffalax

He has a bunch of Indian music videos (one of them is apparently Thriller), with English subtitles.

The old "hatt-baby" meme is a perfect example of this:

The "Numa Numa" song is another classic: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfEE_nYehZ8

The better financial strategy is to short bumblebee.

The original animutation, Hyakugojyuuichi!! is a Japanese-to-English soramimi (in fact, the word appears in the wikipedia entry, which also has a link to the flash video I'm talking about):




Nice to know there's a real word for these cross-language quasi-mondegreen things.

The refrain of the aria 'la donna e mobile', from Verdi's Rigoletto, includes the line 'e di pensier', which is often misheard as 'elephant's ear'. You'll never hear it the same way again now, will you?

Thanks for all these great recommendations! There's also the Joe Cocker video with "translated" subtitles: http://www.boingboing.net/2009/04/02/joe-cocker-with-subt.html

I can't take Fredo Viola's The Sad Song http://fredoviola.com/media/opus/sad_song seriously when its lyrics sound like "Body Wrap, Body Wrap..."

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