What English Sounds Like to Everyone Else

By Mark Skoultchi

December 18, 2009

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Via SFist:


Julie Klausner and the fine folks at Boing Boing bring our attention to this gem: “Prisencolinensinainciusol,” a 1972 song written by Italian composer Adriano Celentano using gibberish words made to sound like English. What English sounds like to non-English speaking foreigners, if you will.

It’s also one of the catchiest tunes ever written.

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