Rock and roll with Van Kooten and Bie
Famous Dutch artist and writer Wim de Bie who originally wrote about Dunglish.nl when it first launched and also that English is sexier than Dutch will now sing some classic rock and roll for you, written with his partner in humour, Kees van Kooten.
Technically, this is NSFW, but only if you’re a prude who has no concept of context or dry humour (or fake ears).
The joke here is that there was a time when the Dutch were not as good with English as they are today, and many people had no clue what was being said. While the English lyrics are pretty straightforward and ‘Dunglishly’ on purpose, the Dutch subtitling tones the entire thing down to a puppy-clad greeting card. ‘I wanna fuck you’ roughly becomes (no pun intended and translated to match the music):
Oh, aren’t you pretty
Lying in the hay
Oh, aren’t you beautiful
I’ve no words to say
How much I like you, How much I like you…
Tags: music, Van Kooten en Bie