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Date: 10/04/09 12:03 PM

55 Responses to The Pros And Cons Of Singing In Your Native Tongue

  1. Profile photo of addipaddi
    addipaddi Male 18-29
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    October 3, 2009 at 9:56 pm
    Link: The Pros And Cons Of Singing In Your Native Tongue - The cons: nobody understands you; the pros: nobody understands you!
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    baileyabb Female 18-29
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    October 4, 2009 at 12:14 pm
    ..if that is really what he said. lul.
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    StarDagger Male 40-49
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    October 4, 2009 at 12:18 pm
    French kids usually know 3 languages by the time they leave high school, not all countries are 3rd world in their acquisition of languages.
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    TopperHey Male 18-29
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    October 4, 2009 at 12:22 pm
    chuckle. nice way to get the guy to come and give you the words.
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    theskinsfan Female 18-29
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    October 4, 2009 at 12:34 pm
    That was amazing.
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    Luniz82 Male 18-29
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    October 4, 2009 at 12:35 pm
    Good for France still full of a bunch of gutless retards
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    Linkenberger Male 18-29
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    October 4, 2009 at 12:43 pm
    Doing that requires balls of granite and wit sharpened by the hatred of the French.
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    Kadinsky Male 18-29
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    October 4, 2009 at 12:56 pm
    Luniz82: Yeah, and we think you Americans are such lovely people too.
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    FUFtheKlown Male 18-29
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    October 4, 2009 at 1:10 pm
    If the French were the cowards people say they were, modern English wouldn`t exist. Look it up
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    leesah Female 18-29
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    October 4, 2009 at 1:15 pm
    LOL. If that`s seriously what he said, that`s awesome.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    October 4, 2009 at 1:17 pm
    Good for France still full of a bunch of gutless retards

    Gutless retards such as yourself have a lot to look up to in France.
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    hsartoris Male 13-17
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    October 4, 2009 at 1:26 pm
    @luniz82: I really hate it when obnoxious americans give us all a bad name. do us a favor and stop.
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    Poy Male 30-39
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    October 4, 2009 at 1:41 pm
    Its funny, the Americans who hate the French (and its only the ignorant ones, they don`t speak for America) only do so because they were told they should by the American right wing with an agenda- because the French did not support the Iraq war. Turns out the French were right and there wasn`t a justified reason for war, but those ignorant idiots would rather still hate a country for no good reason, simply because they enjoy hating people.
  14. Profile photo of KoalaMeatPie
    KoalaMeatPie Male 18-29
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    October 4, 2009 at 1:49 pm
    I am French Canadian, that was not French.
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    KoalaMeatPie Male 18-29
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    October 4, 2009 at 1:51 pm
    * But not Quebecois, which is something else alltogether, even if I am From Montreal.

    And Hate it.

    http://montreal.en.craigslist.ca/rnr/1397622878.html

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    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    October 4, 2009 at 1:54 pm
    In before the nationalism flame wa- Aww... dammit. Too late.

    :C

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    your0mom Male 13-17
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    October 4, 2009 at 1:55 pm
    im with koalameatpie on this one
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    videogamer Male 18-29
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    October 4, 2009 at 1:59 pm
    Care for some Freedom Fries, Poy?
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    LadyPele Female 18-29
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    October 4, 2009 at 2:25 pm
    ... Sigur Ros was IN France, not singing in French...
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    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    October 4, 2009 at 2:41 pm
    No-one said it was French KMP. The singer said he was IN France. Sigur Ros sing in Icelandic.
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    Jfizzle Male 13-17
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    October 4, 2009 at 3:05 pm
    Ahaha, WIN! This was awesome
  22. Profile photo of bored-am-I
    bored-am-I Male 30-39
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    October 4, 2009 at 3:10 pm
    Nice - and don`t quarrel, kids.
    Sigur Ròs and Björk are singel..., ehh doublehandedly trying to save Iceland from the recession.

    You have Chuck Norris, Iceland has Sigur and Björk.

    (:

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    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    October 4, 2009 at 4:06 pm
    Last year Barack Obama was visiting Kenya and he was giving a speech there to thousands of locals.

    "America is your friend", he said.
    "Mooligumbi!" cheered the crowd.
    "We will help you overcome poverty."
    "Mooligumbi!" enthused the crowd.
    "America values your partnership and will reward you for allowing us to put our bases in Kenya."
    "MOOLIGUMBI!!" shouted the crowd.

    Later, Barack was being shown around the city by the President of Kenya, and they came to a huge ranch. "This is where we keep all our world-famous Kenyan Stud Bulls, Mr Obama", said the Kenyan President. "I will take you to see one up close, just be careful not to step in the mooligumbi."

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    KoalaMeatPie Male 18-29
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    October 4, 2009 at 4:28 pm
    Almighty - That is no language which comes from France, which is not the overal thought of the posters in this thread.
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    shunpo_31 Male 18-29
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    October 4, 2009 at 4:31 pm
    forgetting your OWN lyrics...fail lol
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    WHOISIT12345 Male 18-29
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    October 4, 2009 at 4:32 pm
    lol Lionhart2`s story XP Obama will b like...
    http://www.christian-wendt.org/TCANCER/f...
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    WHOISIT12345 Male 18-29
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    October 4, 2009 at 4:33 pm
    2. was that Sigur Ròs and Björk playing?! im sry i got no
    headphones right now X(
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    Enchilada Female 70 & Over
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    October 4, 2009 at 4:34 pm
    Lmao lionhart
  29. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    October 4, 2009 at 4:59 pm
    "Good for France still full of a bunch of gutless retards"

    You really haven`t a clue. You are proudly parading your total ignorance and you don`t realise that people are laughing at you.

    France has had a strong military reputation for a thousand years. A few highlights:

    i) France withstood centuries of invasion attempts by the most powerful country in medieval Europe (England) even when it had a massive advantage in military technology. France eventually pushed that country`s invasion and occupation forces out of France.

    ii) France played a key role in the success of the revolt of the American colonies. Without France, the USA probably wouldn`t exist. Canada and Mexico would be much larger.

    iii) France played a key role in protecting the retreat of the British army from Dunkirk, which was very important in WW2.

    iv) France fought in WW2 (Maquis, Free French).

    You know nothing and you are determined to remain utterly ignorant.

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    deathxtra Male 13-17
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    October 4, 2009 at 5:01 pm
    HAHAHAHHAHA
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    idiotfilter Male 18-29
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    October 4, 2009 at 5:22 pm
    lol....classic...
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    flipNhigh Male 18-29
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    October 4, 2009 at 6:17 pm
    THANK YOU Angilion
    you stole the words right out of my mouth...
    america wouldnt exist, and if you actualy make it to college you will learn that france almost took over he 13 colonies with the coeur de bois using the native`s guerilla tactics
  33. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8306 posts
    October 4, 2009 at 6:25 pm
    I hate the French as much as anyone because they`re better lovers than us and have all the good plonk, BUT before you trash the Frogs, look at a map and THINK HARD about where they are. France has been right in the middle of every sh*tstorm that ever happened, basically, constantly fighting off invasions throughout its history. Ok so they turned tail and surrendered in 5 seconds during WW2, what the hell would YOU have done after the mightiest army in history marched straight past the wall you`d been building for 40 years? Angilion has a good point, the fact is, the Allied Invasion of D-Day would NEVER have happened, and even with US assistance, the Brits would have lost the war and Europe would be now in German hands, if not for some amazing work by a very organized, effective and brave Free French Resistance. Salut et merci, ya Greenpeace-hating Froggies.
  34. Profile photo of Xithor
    Xithor Male 13-17
    36 posts
    October 4, 2009 at 6:31 pm
    To anyone who thinks that the French are "gutless retards", try looking up a translation of their national anthem "La Marseillaise" and compare it to ours. Last time I checked, the Star-Spangled Banner doesn`t mention killing our enemies so that we can water our crops with their impure blood.
  35. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8306 posts
    October 4, 2009 at 6:33 pm
    > Xithor

    On the other hand, the Aussie national anthem talks about "Golden soil and wealth toil", but that doesn`t mean Aussies do any actual hard work.

  36. Profile photo of Dfaulted
    Dfaulted Male 13-17
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    October 4, 2009 at 6:36 pm
    this made it on iab? Raise your standards people this isn`t funny
  37. Profile photo of vorpalsword
    vorpalsword Male 18-29
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    October 4, 2009 at 7:21 pm
    too all people who criticize posts on IAB but havent submitted a single thing. Submit something better (or what you think is better) , till then...

  38. Profile photo of KoalaMeatPie
    KoalaMeatPie Male 18-29
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    October 4, 2009 at 7:29 pm
    vorpalsword: Ever try submitting something lately?
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    Abacab2112 Male 18-29
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    October 4, 2009 at 7:43 pm
    I have to laugh at the French hate here.

    I used to be the same way, but I chose to stop being stupid.

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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    October 4, 2009 at 7:54 pm
    "Angilion has a good point, the fact is, the Allied Invasion of D-Day would NEVER have happened, and even with US assistance, the Brits would have lost the war and Europe would be now in German hands, if not for some amazing work by a very organized, effective and brave Free French Resistance."

    For the sake of accuracy: the Free French and the Resistance were different groups. The Free French were outside occupied France (many in the British military), the resistance were inside it. You could also make a distinction between the resistance (undercover, living openly under occupation) and the maquis (hiding out in wild land as a guerilla force), thought that`s less clear.

    France had to surrender early in WW2 - it was an impossible fight. As soon as there was a ghost of a chance, many of the French fought. Which they couldn`t have done if France hadn`t surrendered, because they would have been dead.

    We can also thank British special forces for organising French resista

  41. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    October 4, 2009 at 7:56 pm
    True Angilion, the slash didn`t come out, it was meant to be Free French / Resistance.
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    October 4, 2009 at 8:03 pm
    > "too all people who criticize posts on IAB but havent submitted a single thing. Submit something better (or what you think is better) , till then... STFU"

    > "vorpalsword: Ever try submitting something lately?"

    Vorpal has five submitted links in the feed, which is two more than you Koala (which we`re grateful for BTW, keep em coming, both of you). So to answer your question:

    Yes. Yes he has.

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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    October 4, 2009 at 8:08 pm
    I must admit that I didn`t know the scale of the maquis. I thought it was some small groups staging hit and run attacks, but there were tens of thousands of them and they fought full-scale battles.

    7000 maquis against 22000 SS with air support...how the hell is that gutless? Admittedly, the leader of that maquis group wasn`t French (Nancy Wake - one of the British special forces soldiers I referred too, although she was a new Zealander by nationality) but the rest of them were.

    I wonder if Luniz82 would go up against the SS with air support when outnumbered 3 to 1.

    No, actually, I don`t.

    Incidentally, the maquis won.

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    davymid Male 30-39
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    October 4, 2009 at 8:27 pm
    Also, what Angilion said.

    The hundreds of Americans that I personally know as friends and work colleagues are some of the best, brightest people on the planet. But somehow you guys get lumped (unfairly, I think) with the national stigma of being fat, stupid, imperialistic twats.

    Let it be known that it is because the fat, stupid, imperialistic twats like Luniz82 (quote: "Good for France still full of a bunch of gutless retards") that your fine and upstanding country is the most loathed country in the world on an international scale.

    Lose the Fox retards, or at least make them shut up some, and the rest of us are willing to welcome you with open arms.

    We know you`re good guys (sincerely, no dig here). Like most countries, there`s just a minority of absolute wankers spoiling the party for the rest of you.

  45. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    October 4, 2009 at 9:17 pm
    > davymid
    > The hundreds of Americans that I personally know as friends and work colleagues are some of the best, brightest people on the planet

    Clearly not TOO bright if they`re friends with you.

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    Skabashas Male 18-29
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    October 4, 2009 at 9:19 pm
    Sigur Ros are both excellent musicians and overall good people. This song, as well as the rest of the album, is great.
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    IKnowAGhost Male 18-29
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    October 4, 2009 at 10:00 pm
    the loudest americans definitely are the least intelligent. some people hear "land of the free" and slap their hands over their ears while humming loudly, off to get their next fix. when almost everything around you tells you to go and please yourself, it`s a hard thing to overcome when you finally are lucid enough to hear and understand what the rest of the world has to say.
  48. Profile photo of rgsupergrove
    rgsupergrove Male 18-29
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    October 5, 2009 at 1:51 am
    davymid. You spend a lot of time on iab, you have over 5000 posts... where am I going with this? OH LOOK!!! I RABBIT IN MY YARD!!!
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    xxPinkxx Female 18-29
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    October 5, 2009 at 2:28 am
    big debate in here, but i thought it was funny. so there.
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    k10josumm Male 18-29
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    October 5, 2009 at 2:45 am
    huh. still bored. go figure.
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    kula35 Male 18-29
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    October 5, 2009 at 2:52 pm
    sigur ros is one of my most favorite bands, if you look up the lyrics theyre awesome
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    dracokain Male 18-29
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    October 5, 2009 at 3:53 pm
    It always on takes 1 idiot to make everyone over here look bad, thanks Luniz82, you are the dunce of the week.
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    bnimp Male 18-29
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    October 5, 2009 at 7:48 pm
    The lyrics are intentionally nonsensical and unintelligible. They also leave some (or all, can`t remember) of their CD booklets blank so you can write your own lyrics.
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    cman7721 Male 18-29
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    October 5, 2009 at 11:50 pm
    so win.
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    fishgul69 Female 18-29
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    October 9, 2009 at 11:24 pm
    I lol`d. Sigur Ros and Bjork are pretty neat in my book.

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