The Pros And Cons Of Singing In Your Native Tongue

Submitted by: addipaddi 7 years ago in Funny

The cons: nobody understands you; the pros: nobody understands you!
There are 55 comments:
Female 914
I lol`d. Sigur Ros and Bjork are pretty neat in my book.
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Male 617
so win.
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Male 29
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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Male 266
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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Male 159
sigur ros is one of my most favorite bands, if you look up the lyrics theyre awesome
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Male 431
huh. still bored. go figure.
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Female 3,828
big debate in here, but i thought it was funny. so there.
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Male 897
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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Male 19
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.
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Male 1,256
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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Male 8,302
> 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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Male 12,138
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.

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Male 12,365
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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Male 12,138
> "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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Male 8,302
True Angilion, the slash didn`t come out, it was meant to be Free French / Resistance.
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Male 12,365
"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

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Male 432
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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Male 2,576
vorpalsword: Ever try submitting something lately?
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Male 1,452
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...

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Male 1,918
this made it on iab? Raise your standards people this isn`t funny
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Male 8,302
> Xithor

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

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Male 36
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.
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Male 8,302
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.
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Male 194
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
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Male 3,915
lol....classic...
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Male 2,788
HAHAHAHHAHA
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Male 12,365
"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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Female 931
Lmao lionhart
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Male 4,393
2. was that Sigur Ròs and Björk playing?! im sry i got no
headphones right now X(
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Male 4,393
lol Lionhart2`s story XP Obama will b like...
http://www.christian-wendt.org/TCANCER/f...
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Male 1,381
forgetting your OWN lyrics...fail lol
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Male 2,576
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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Male 8,302
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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Male 784
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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Male 184
Ahaha, WIN! This was awesome
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Male 4,290
No-one said it was French KMP. The singer said he was IN France. Sigur Ros sing in Icelandic.
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Female 253
... Sigur Ros was IN France, not singing in French...
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Male 3,014
Care for some Freedom Fries, Poy?
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Male 373
im with koalameatpie on this one
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Female 15,763
In before the nationalism flame wa- Aww... dammit. Too late.

:C

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Male 2,576
* 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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Male 2,576
I am French Canadian, that was not French.
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Male 90
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.
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Male 5
@luniz82: I really hate it when obnoxious americans give us all a bad name. do us a favor and stop.
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Male 10,440
[quote]Good for France still full of a bunch of gutless retards
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Gutless retards such as yourself have a lot to look up to in France.
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Female 1,566
LOL. If that`s seriously what he said, that`s awesome.
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Male 137
If the French were the cowards people say they were, modern English wouldn`t exist. Look it up
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Male 575
Luniz82: Yeah, and we think you Americans are such lovely people too.
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Male 1,164
Doing that requires balls of granite and wit sharpened by the hatred of the French.
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Male 587
Good for France still full of a bunch of gutless retards
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Female 49
That was amazing.
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Male 1,929
chuckle. nice way to get the guy to come and give you the words.
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Male 1,190
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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Female 895
..if that is really what he said. lul.
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Male 32
Link: The Pros And Cons Of Singing In Your Native Tongue [Rate Link] - The cons: nobody understands you; the pros: nobody understands you!
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