Gibberish rock song written by Italian composer to sound like English
In this remarkable and fully rockin’ video, an Italian singer performs a rock piece whose lyrics are gibberish intended to sound like English. Entitled “What English Sounds Like to Foreigners,” the video is meant to illustrate which English phonemes and syllables carry into the foreign ear, but I tell you what, it sounded like English to me, too, though like English as sung in such a way as to make it hard to decipher.
What English Sounds Like to Foreigners (via Making Light)
Update: Thanks to commenter LukeWhite for this intelligence: “It’s actually titled Prisencolinensinainciusol, written by Adriano Celentano wrote it in 1972.”
17/12/2009 – boingboing.net (USA)