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12-05-2009, 07:37 PM
This is from a NBC news story.
Didn't they have another doll like this last year that it was saying one thing and to some it sounded like another?
12-05-2009, 07:49 PM
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12-05-2009, 07:55 PM
OK I did a quick search on the item and found it on a different site.
For some reason I find it difficult to care any less than I would have if I had not heard the doll sing.
12-05-2009, 08:31 PM
Cool. A non-PC doll for kids. :)
12-05-2009, 08:31 PM
I listened to it and it was too distorted to determine whether it said "F***king Fun" Or "PUNKIN PIE".
So I think it is just alot of Adults who hear what they want to hear so they can complain about it.
Besides, I ain't listenning to any old "PUNKIN" doll anyway!
Holy Cow is the complainant ever a great looking women!!!
That stunning face, those teeth, and the PERFECT English she speaks............What a highly educated cutie she is.
12-05-2009, 09:30 PM
like you guys never said bad words to a furby
Unless a hacker changed the code in the chip(s) just before the final manufacturing process, how could anyone in their right mind think that a manufacturer would include a naughty word in a doll's repertoire? Dumb!
12-06-2009, 02:26 AM
but does it say satanic thing backwards?
She's hearing things. We have a nut like this on my wife's side of the family too, hidden meanings in everything. Why is this even on the news? It's just stupid.
12-06-2009, 07:32 AM
It is just like those trick 3D images. I listened to that several times, I can hear it both ways, if I am not paying too much attention it does sound like F%^#ng, however, when I listen real close, I can force myself to hear pumpkin pie. My thoughts are that it could be easily misinterpreted, so I think we should all sue the manufacturer, because, I am now swearing like a truck driver, and I can't get that stupid song out of my head!
12-06-2009, 04:28 PM
I couldn't understand any of it. I am fairly certain that the little girl had a hard time understanding it as well and inserted a word she learned somewhere that sounded like what the doll was saying.
So, where did she learn the word?
12-06-2009, 04:48 PM
To my British ears, the doll appears to use the F word.
However, the sound quality of the recording I heard was very poor and distorted.
On a similar theme, there was a song a couple of years ago which I heard on the radio and thought WHAT!
The song appeared to say "lets move before they raise the f...ing rent".
After listening a bit more intently a couple of times the words actually were: "lets move before they raise the parking rent".
So, I guess it is quite easy to mis-hear things if:
The sound is distorted
You are not familiar with the expression.
12-07-2009, 12:29 AM
For years I thought 'Feliz Navidad' was 'Police I've Been Shot'.
A friend of mine had a band way back when and they were practicing 'Ridin' the Storm Out' by REO in his basement when mother type comes downstairs and has a fit. She thought the lyrics were 'Right in Your Sore Mouth'. No kidding for either one. It happens quite a bit. It's just that only a chosen few achieve notoriety.
The mis-hearing or misinterpretation of song lyrics has an official name: Mondegreen (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mondegreen).
And now back to your regularly-scheduled thread...
12-07-2009, 08:41 PM
A possible swearing kids doll? Horrors! What's the world coming to? Forego that for a wholesome toy...like the Harry Potter vibrating broom! (http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,1927306_1927313_1927329,00.html)