Sunday, January 26, 2014

Lorde, Lordi, same difference... Or maybe not.

I sometimes comment on the differences in language and the comical situations that can arise. Here's a recent one.

A few weeks ago someone asked if I've heard Lorde. I said "Yes" with confidence, thinking I knew a lot about the subject. I forgot to take the language barriers into account. When this person said Lorde  it sounded just like I would say Lordi in Swedish.

I said, "I didn't think that would be your kind of music."

"Oh yes, I love her. Can't believe she's just sixteen."

"Sixteen? Guess she's new. I didn't know there's a girl in the band, but it's hard to see behind the masks, of course."

"What masks?"

"The monster masks."

Yeah, not talking about the same thing...

Lordi is a Finnish hard rock band that wears monster masks and - funny enough - won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2006.

I Googled Lorde. She is... not that.

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