Sunday, November 20, 2011

Soramimi - Bollywood Homophony

I was explaining my recent homophonic translation projects to a friend this weekend. "Oh, like Benny Lava?" he asked and introduced me to youtube video of a Indian pop song with homophonic captions. Apparently this is a thing; there's even a Japanese term for this: soramimi, the homophonic translation of songs. Here is an excellent, though crass, example of the genre:

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