English To A Foreign Ear?

Brian Dudley, Marketing & Development Associate

Have you ever sat back and wondered what English sounds like to someone who doesn’t speak it? David Henry Hwang’s Chinglish (now playing through the 23rd!) is all about doing business in China, and being dipped into an unfamiliar culture with a severe, perplexing language barrier. 

So, we scoured the internet and stumbled upon these two videos, one a music video and the other a short film, written in English-sounding language that means nothing, that will definitely trip you up. Thanks to the filmmakers for their work, because we loved these. Enjoy!

What English Sounds Like To Non English Speakers

Skwerl: A Short Film in Fake English