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Date: 3-23-2012 12:05 AM
Subject: Babelfishing Poetry: "Air Is Clean And All"
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Babelfishing Poetry: "Air Is Clean And All"

Hello! Friday, Friday, Friday! Woo-hoo! *fist pump*

OK, now that that's out of the way, how's about some Babelfishing poetry, where I take song lyrics, run them through an on-line translator such as (but not necessarily) Babelfish, tweak the punctuation a bit, and wind up with a quirky kind of poem?

This week I've decided to see what Babelfishing does to the traditional cowboy song, "Home On The Range" (listen to Gene Autry sing the song here; or Roy Rogers here; or Neil Young's version here; or, if you're really in the mood for, um, the Chipmunks, then listen to their version here). Enjoy. 


Air Is Clean And All

I will give you a home, Roaring Buffalo!
And, if games like deer and antelope
never heard that word "almost-starved,"
air is clean and all.

Homes, row homes.
And, if games like deer and antelope
never heard that word "almost-starved,"
air is clean and all.

Ming-Ming of the night sky,
sparkle!
I was surprised to find that I am a person.
Ask, I can not praise it.

I polished diamonds, and other land
slows down the flow.
Elegant white swans slip over the one hundred trillion.
An individual woman, I dream of heaven standing.

Oh, there is no need to change a series of lucky breaks.
Like deer, antelope place in the game.
Never heard that word "almost-starved."
Air is clean and all.



As a bonus, here's a silly version of the song my bff and I made up in junior high:

Oh give me a home
Where the buffalo roam,
Where the beer and the cantaloupes play their harmonicas,
Where seldom is seen a discouraging bean,
And the natives aren't restless all night.

Home, home in my house,
Where there's a cat for every mouse,
Where seldom is seen
A discouraging bean,
And the natives aren't restless all night.



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