Lorde conspiracies

MikeC

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Is she really from New Zealand?? And she can't possibly be 17.....

Seriously - there are people who are suggesting this...perhaps it should be in debunking humour!!

For those not familiar with Lorde she is also known as Ella Yellich-OConnor, and is a 17 yr old New Zealand Schoolgirl who won 2 Grammies yesterday for her song "Royals"....current speculation here is whether she will return to school this year! :)
 

deirdre

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New Zealanders call themselves Kiwis? I love this site. learn something new and weird everyday.
 

MikeC

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Yeah - after a small flightless bird unique to these islands, not the fuzzy green fruit :)

By way of a grammar lesson the sentence "Kiwis eat roots shoots and leaves" (which they do not) is sometimes used to illustrate the correct use of commas....if the audience is old enough! :cool: (put commas in a few different places....see if you can figure it out :D:D:D)
 

deirdre

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By way of a grammar lesson the sentence "Kiwis eat roots shoots and leaves" (which they do not) is sometimes used to illustrate the correct use of commas....if the audience is old enough! :cool: (put commas in a few different places....see if you can figure it out :D:D:D)
theres no such thing as roots shoots either? ok too much learning for one day :rolleyes:
 

Mumbles

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Is she really from New Zealand?? And she can't possibly be 17.....

Seriously - there are people who are suggesting this...perhaps it should be in debunking humour!!

For those not familiar with Lorde she is also known as Ella Yellich-OConnor, and is a 17 yr old New Zealand Schoolgirl who won 2 Grammies yesterday for her song "Royals"....current speculation here is whether she will return to school this year! :)

I'm not sure the Gawker piece and some of the comments if cites are being entirely serious, but,

"Side question: Is Lorde even actually from New Zealand? Did you hear her accent at the Grammys? What part of New Zealand is California in?"

as a native speaker and lifetime resident, I'd say anyone questioning Lorde's accent authenticity isn't all that familiar with the UnZed accent, or how difficult it can be for non-speakers to pull it off convincingly. Even australians have trouble imitating it . To me her accent sounds exactly like that of an NZ teen who has been spending a bit of time in the states. As a teen on a trip to LA I found myself unthinkingly adopting local phrases and pronunciations after only a few days, let alone the amount of time Lorde has spent there at an age when her accent is still going to be easily malleable. And while her performance is one thing, anyone who watches her Grammy acceptance speeches and concludes she is anything but a teenager needs a better frame of reference :) .

Still, it's a bit of fun for a Wednesday afternoon. I've never been a huge believer in the Grammy's as an institution, but as a music fan (and admittedly a Lorde fan, despite being miles away from her supposed demographic), I've really enjoyed watching the way "Royals" has built and become it's own thing since I first heard it as a local no-hype quietly released single back in late 2012.
 
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Pete Tar

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This is pretty weird.

It's satire, but, why?

 

MikeC

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that's Suncorp Stadium...Brisbane, Queensland.....AUSTRALIA .......just another cheap attempt by Aussies to claim New Zealanders as their own!!

But you can keep Russell Crowe.....

:cool:
 

Mumbles

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Joking aside, there is actually a conspiracy theory about Lorde. A rather ridiculous one, I suspect coming from some hyper-sensitive post-modern faux-feminist camp, that her song Royals is highly racist. Try and wrap your head around that.

http://feministing.com/2013/10/03/wow-that-lorde-song-royals-is-racist/

Yeah that made a wee fuss down here when it was posted. The blogger is framing things from a very particular viewpoint, and it falls over because it takes no account of the pop-cultural environment in NZ (and many other places besides including the US) that Lorde grew up immersed in and is responding to. "Royals" is not racist in any respect. If anything the blogger is racist for perpetuating stereotypes.
 

MikeC

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Lorde takes it to the Westborough Baptist Church - who are planning on protesting her concert in Kansas -

- which also shows they have no idea what the song "Royals" is actually about!!

This is gold :D:

 

WeedWhacker

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not the fuzzy green fruit

BTW, did you know that kiwi fruit uses more than its own weight in aviation fuel to get from New Zealand to Europe? :D


(Start at 14:10 couldn't find a brief relevant clip. This wonderful show is hilarious and well worth a full watch, however).
 
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