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Parry Gripp's Going J-Pop?!

I am a huge Parry Gripp fan, as well as a huge fan of Japan. This is pretty funny, even if most of the pronounciation is a bit off.
Also, "Sumimasen" means "I do not know" or "I don't know"
"Hai" means "Yes"
And "Ohayougozaimasu" means "Good Morning"
I only listened to the preview, it's enjoyable and funny as well :) I didn't expect Parry to go into the Japanese language XD I think I might buy it.

Embarrassing for Japanese Speakers

To correct the glaring mistake in the last post, すみません (sumimasen) means "Sorry/Excuse me" and 知りません (shirimasen) means "I don't know."

As for the actual song, not only is the pronunciation more than a little off, but it also sounds like he is just reading random phrases from a phrase book in nonsensical order. I don't normally mind gibberish or strange lyrics, but I really can't enjoy a song that pretends to be "in Japanese" when it really is just a song with random Japanese phrases smashed into it. Catchy music aside, this is the only Parry Gripp song I can't listen to. In Japan, white people already have to beat the stereotype that they supposedly can't learn Japanese or speak it correctly, even when they can. This only feeds the stereotype. Luckily, few Japanese people know about Parry Gripp.


Genre: Rock

Years Active: '00s

When his band Nerf Herder decided to take a break, member Parry Gripp sought a "proper job" and ended up creating a YouTube phenomenon thanks to his love of waffles. A 2003 tour with the band -- "in an RV that smelled like baloney" -- got Gripp to thinking maybe he could write jingles for an ad agency and start living a more adult lifestyle. The end result was much more juvenile than expected. Gripp lost the gig but began writing in a new style that combined punk-pop music with joyful lyrics singing...
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