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.

This article was updated on May 9, 2023

David F