Tuesday, August 16, 2005


A Different Kind of Translator
Regender via As Above

boynton regendered produced this nice translation *
Sir Arlene Conan Dorothy loses her wicket for 2 runs
Cricket Match between Actresses and Authors at Lady's Cricket Ground, 1905.

I tried to think of a macho song to reverse, but for some reason could not get past Danielle Boone was a Woman
From the coonskin cap on the top of ol' Danielle
To the heel of her rawhide shoe;
The rippin'est, roarin'est, fightin'est woman
The frontier ever knew!

Comments: regendered

Update: this one's for FX:

Also of interest - "Dame" wasn't recognised as a gender specific word, so wasn't reversed - still the last line is good.
Posted by boynton at August 16, 2005 06:40 PM

Have you got the "Perfect Husband" Boynton?
Posted by at August 18, 2005 06:34 PM

GOing nuts, how do you find these items??

Given rapper Snoop Dogg is such a dumb homophobe/mysogenist, I thought he'd make an interesting subject. Highlights:

(WARNING: contains explicit, if indecipherable, language.)


He was just a groupie (He just a groupie)
He was just a groupie (All he wanted was Snoopy)
[Verse 1: Tha Dogg Pound (Dat Nigga Daz, Kurupt)]

Beeyatch! (Beeyatch!)
Fifteen's humpin, dropped the top, he moaned
countin my dough
Niggas got hos but lords in the world
they wanna play wit their minds like little boys
Skinny boys come a dime-a-dozen
but I play hos like plenty-leany cos I get greedy
hold the key to unlock the door
From long clothes he rolls with gold thangs we ridin for sure
You're just a gigolo (you know)
To the heart you're just gigolo (you know)
ran into this pretty ass skirt, Mexican-Puerto Rita mixed with a sprinkle of black
So I'ma approach his like dat
and let his know where I ride and reside at

[Bridge: Nate Dogg]

Someone wants to score and get laid by the D-O-double G, Hey boy, what's your name? Ya wanna go a couple rounds with me?
I told his Nate Dogg is just the same but he kept screamin out Snoopy
He say he was no groupie, coochie lookin juicy

etc etc sorry for long post I enjoyed doing that though!
Posted by armaniac at August 18, 2005 06:38 PM

"Masculist debate here - what little of it there is - seems to be mainly about whether Big Sister is empowering to or patronising of young men. Many of the same young men would rather die (metaphorically speaking) than own the title of masculist."

Paul (formerly Pamela) Bone in The Age last Monday.

This opens up some very amusing possibilities ...
Posted by Gummo Trotsky at August 18, 2005 07:14 PM

Nope not even an imperfect one...

Yep, Rap works pretty well, armaniac.
I think this and Gummo's example shows the potential of this generator, even a seriousness which I ignored.
I just hope Evil P doesn't discover this or we'll never hear the end of masculist debate.
Posted by boynton at August 18, 2005 11:55 PM

Yeah I don't want to sound reactionary (golden) but it has lots of potential to show the polemicism in much feminist discourse, in the same way it works on mysogenist rappers.
Posted by armaniac at August 19, 2005 10:24 AM

As a jargon-buster yes, but is it still that dominant ideology thang?

A less serious example:
"I'm gonna to wash that woman right outta my hair" sounds a lot nastier than the original to me.

Don't try to patch it up.
Tear it up, tear it up!
Wash her out, dry her out.
Push her out, fly her out.
Cancel her and let her go!
Yeah, brother!

sung by a chorus of men sounds scary - rather than mock-militant?
Posted by boynton at August 19, 2005 11:41 AM

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