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Today’s topic is Prisencolinensinainciusol, an Italian novelty song from 1972. I first saw this a few years ago, but I was reminded of it again a few days ago by this article.

I was surprised that this was so old. I took the styles in the video for retro. Nope, it was 100% contemporary. Here it is: (volume up!)

The TL,DR; this is purported to replicate what American English sounds like to native Italian speakers. It comes from Celentano’s fascination with American popular culture.

Compare it to this:

Joey puts out what, perhaps, French sounds like to an American speaker.

Hi Lili

You will not expect this song to stay with you. You will be wrong.


Some good covers have been made, which is also kind of unexpected for a sappy song from a 1953 movie. One example:

Bed Kittehz

Cats have ideas of where they belong

At bedtime for the hoomins, Gert (right) does not think she has to move. It makes for some interesting… discussions.

Murder by Numbers

One of my favorite bands.

I think I can count on my fingers the number of solo acts that I like who came from bands I also like. And if you scoop out all the Beatles it’s reduced by half. But Sting is definitely on the shortlist.

Second Shot!

We got our second doses of the vaccine yesterday. Our experience is exactly* like this xkcd.

I am currently at the row 7 phase. So that’s why this post is not… more.

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