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Hard to pronounce song titles

Hard to pronounce song titles -- Try to match artists like Ashley Tisdale, Cream, and Led Zeppelin to their tongue-twister tune

Nicole Scherzinger’s new single ”Puakenikeni” — a paean to the Hawaiian flower…and her nether regions — is the latest pop tongue twister. Here, match famously unpronounceable tracks to their artists.

The Artists
1 The Mars Volta
2 Cream
3 PJ Harvey
4 Led Zeppelin
5 Fishbone
6 Ashley Tisdale

The Songs
A) ”BRON-YR-AUR”
Named after an old Welsh cottage where the singer stayed as a child and later recorded with the band.
B) ”INERTIATIC ESP”
”ESP” supposedly means ”Ectopic Shapeshifting Penance-propulsion.” (The group’s also fond of trippy titles like ”Take the Veil Cerpin Taxt.”)
C) ”V.T.T.L.O.T.F.D.G.F.”
Stands for ”Voyage to the Land of the Freeze-Dried Godzilla Farts.” Obviously.
D) ”SHEELA-NA-GIG”
Refers to carvings of women flaunting their private parts, found on castles and churches in the U.K.
E) ”HUMUHUMUNUKUNUKUAPUA’A”
A faux show tune named for Hawaii’s state fish. (See, Nicole, you can honor your native state without invoking your naughty bits.)
F) ”SWLABR”
An acronym for ”She Walks Like a Bearded Rainbow.” Said to compare a woman’s beauty to a variety of flower known as the Bearded Iris. Acid, anyone?

ANSWERS: 1-B, 2-F, 3-D, 4-A, 5-C, 6-E

Originally posted January 11 2008 — 12:00 AM EST

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