What Does English Sound Like To Foreigners?

Ever wondered What does English sound like to foreigners?

Adriano Celentano’s “Prisencolinensinanciusol” is pure gibberish. The words don’t mean anything.

But the whole song was designed to sound like English — the way English sounds like to people who don’t speak it.

Ever done a gibberish imitation of a language you don’t speak?

Well, this is how non-English speakers mock you.

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This piece originally appeared on Barking Up the Wrong Tree.

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