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April 17, 2003 3:57 PM   Subscribe

That's pretty damn funny. (Also the odd pronunciations: the text says "Apple" and the voice says "addle.")

I eat you!
I am eating you!
I ate you!

posted by languagehat at 4:04 PM on April 17, 2003

is that the NBC THEME SONG????
posted by padraigin at 4:06 PM on April 17, 2003

This is ripe for remixing on music.mefi:

"ninja. ninja."

[long, brilliant song follows]

"sushi. sushi."

See, like that! Now get to work.
posted by Hildago at 4:10 PM on April 17, 2003


It works! I learned a new word!
posted by Stauf at 4:13 PM on April 17, 2003

My name is Lion,
my name is Lion
from Fujiyama,
I eat you,
I eat you,
I am eating you,
I am eating you.


Sounds ripe for Evanescence to do a cover!
posted by WolfDaddy at 4:18 PM on April 17, 2003


(next time, warning us be, please)
posted by signal at 4:34 PM on April 17, 2003

the apple is mine
posted by muckster at 5:17 PM on April 17, 2003


Why are they teaching Japanese words in an English lesson?

I want my money back.
posted by mfli at 6:10 PM on April 17, 2003

This language lesson was most excellent. I am interested in receiving their newsletter. Thank you.
posted by mosch at 6:56 PM on April 17, 2003

Funniest thing I've seen in a long damn time! Bravo.
posted by Veritron at 8:07 PM on April 17, 2003

Good stuff, thanks xmutex. Funny as hell.
posted by vito90 at 8:24 PM on April 17, 2003

Other bizarreness from AMERICAKOKKI includes Coppe Pang and Pecol-Kun.
posted by LinusMines at 8:29 PM on April 17, 2003

Wow, I'm glad I learned the english words for "samuri", "geisha", "ninja", "harikari", and "sushi".
posted by delmoi at 9:29 PM on April 17, 2003

Somewhere in the labyrinthine depths of the Enigmatic Mermaid's undersea domain [as seen on television] is a link to the worst English-language text ever devised. But damned if I can find it, in my inebriated state. You'll have to ask the mysterious Iemanj√° herself.
posted by hairyeyeball at 9:45 PM on April 17, 2003

I'm too lazy to go rooting through the Mermaid's archives, but I'm betting it was English As She Is Spoke, a 19th-century phrasebook that quickly achieved legendary status (Mark Twain was a big fan; he wrote an introduction to a differently titled edition). Here's a wonderful comparison of the phrasebook's versions to Babelfish. Enjoy!
posted by languagehat at 6:49 AM on April 18, 2003

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