Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Who Let the Dogs Out?
Known in America widely for being a pretty ridiculous song, "Who Let the Dogs Out?" was actually quite famous in Korea for a while as well. Although Americans enjoyed it for its somewhat nonsensical lyrics and vaguely catchy tune, Koreans liked it for a different reason. Specifically, the song appealed to the younger generation. It turns out that the title/ commonly repeated lyric of the song "Who Let the Dogs Out?" sounds like words in the Korean language. In Hangeul (the Korean alphabet), the line would be written as such: "우울할 때 똥 싸."
The English phonetic equivalent of that text is "ooh-ool hal dae ddong ssa."
It translates to "When I feel gloomy, I poop."
Kind of different.