Tuesday, February 05, 2008

hmmmmm...

Take a look at this partial tracklisting from a CD of "Nice English Songs".



I don't think they sing track 11 in American schools anymore. To be fair, the Japanese does just say "I like my tiny cat". Still, I think I'll leave this one off the list of songs to be sung next year.

3 comments:

Brian (Beer:30 Chair For Life) said...

Katie liked this post - she could recognize the katakana letters that were in her name. Maybe her Japanese teacher should make a movie with the American students speaking Japanese. What would be the equivalent of Godzilla over there?

Greg said...

Depending on how the name is accented, Katie would be ケイティ or perhaps ケイティ- for a longer "ie" sound at the end.

I used Godzilla to show my kids that some things are just universal. There are something like 40 Godzilla movies here in Japan.

I don't know if there is an equivalent mutant destroyer of civilizations in the States. The City of Los Angeles? Dick Cheney?

Brian (Beer:30 Chair For Life) said...

I think a movie about Dick Cheney would be too much for anyone. Maybe we'll have to do Cloverfield.