Thursday, March 20, 2003

A while ago, I asked if you make up words for the instrumental bits in songs. Chig replied: "I'm not saying this in order to appear clever (honest!), but it really is true. Ever since I was a teenager, I've often found myself translating current songs into French and singing along with them." Actually, I do this too, but as I can't speak French, I do it in Afrikaans. My favourite is "Thank You For The Music" which, with a bit of poetic licence, becomes "Dankie Vir Die Klankie"!

Also, as I can't speak French, I anglicise any French bits in songs. I've just looked up what Kylie says in the spoken bit of "Your Disco Needs You". Apparently it's: "Vous netes jamais seuls". But I prefer my version: "You're just a jammy sod!"

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