How English sounds to non-English speakers

'Skwerl'. A short film in fake English.

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+22 1. orion commented 12 years ago

I understood almost everything! What's wrong with me?
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+7 2. alga commented 12 years ago

You are multilanguist! Congrats!
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+14 3. Tareim (admin) commented 12 years ago

total mind fck aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
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+6 4. banzemanga commented 12 years ago

Like listening any other language. The words best understood are the ones used for cursing and so.
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+5 5. Cloe commented 12 years ago

wow! that was challenging
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+5 6. MajorIdea commented 12 years ago

WOW!!! It's like glimpsing another life where I only knew basic English words like "good".
Thanks uploader!
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0 7. huldu commented 12 years ago

Uhm... okay.
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+3 8. Bergsten commented 12 years ago

About as understandable to me as a typical conversation with my wife......
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+2 9. kekke2000 commented 12 years ago

2:24 "Display the children all around the masturbation table" what the?!?
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+3 10. mala-zmija commented 12 years ago

This is EXACTLY what my fake English sounded like when I was a kid and pretended to know lyrics to songs :P
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0 11. manxman commented 12 years ago

#9 i heard that too, does that mean something? is this some sort of social experiment where they see if you pick up on certain phrases?
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0 12. archis commented 12 years ago

That is exactly how I feel when I hear english language. I know many languages, but English speach is the hardest to understand. I need to focus very much. Non native speakers I understand a lot better. English language is so foggy, ryming, with funny spelling competitions. The hardest part is to understand songs, if I am really singing right my favorite songs :D You have to look into lyrics. Sometimes you swear I hear a word like ''family'', but in lyrics it is ''memory'' and in other lyrics it is again ''family'' (which makes me thing the English people have same issues). And I wont talk about rap and hip hop songs . . .
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0 13. Usdevildoggmc commented 12 years ago

Wow this is genius... Obviously all of you who voted down don't speak a different language, English is my second language and this is exactly how I remember English sounding when I was a little kid... Love the video.
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+2 14. irishgek commented 12 years ago

I speak English and Dutch and as #3 said , well I watched half and my brain was on fire inside , that video is very very well made , what a laugh !
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0 15. HellsVacancy commented 12 years ago

It occurred to me the other week, what we sound like to people who dont speak english? this video is what i found

Anybody watch Red Dwarf? the nodnoL episode? thats what i thought we sounded like
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-1 16. Sjattuh commented 12 years ago

Actually it's very simple.
Our brains are masters in making connections and seeing patterns. Read this:

Cn yr brn rd ths?

vry ndrstndbl!

flmng fggt! ;)
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0 17. deadhorse commented 12 years ago

#1 According to the rest of the world, the problem with you is that you are a United States citizen and speak English.

c'est la vie
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-1 18. Judge-Jake commented 12 years ago

I'd love to see the out-takes where they accidentally got something right >:)
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-3 19. djac13 commented 12 years ago

Only in USA can speak like that....
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+3 20. sux2bu commented 12 years ago

#19 Sorry but the guy and girl in this vid are Aussies,not American. The whole production is Australian too.
They are speaking what is known as gibberish,not really any language.