Thursday, April 2, 2015

Fact of the Day: Karaoke

A common pastime in many countries is karaoke, where typically a group of friends or family will sing along to music with a microphone. The word karaoke comes from Japan, which is a combination of the Japanese word çİş (kara) and the English word orchestra. Which translates as "empty orchestra" from Japanese to English.

14 comments:

  1. I did not know that, I actually speak some Japanese because I was an exchange student in High School. However, I never learned what karaoke means.
    Arigato
    Oyasuminasai.

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  2. Another piece of interesting trivia. Thanks Adam!

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  3. That's amazing!
    Have a nice day!
    Angela Donava
    http://www.lookbooks.fr/

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  4. I've never done karaoke and I'm sure everybody is glad of it.

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  5. Interesting to know what it means. My Mr Him enjoys a karaoke. No one else does when he songs mind you. Last year even I joined in doing a duet from Grease with him.

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  6. I absolutely don't like karaoke, it makes me vomit.

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  7. That's interesting. Not a fan karaoke due to the people that 'try' to sing.

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  8. Karaoke can be a lot of fun. I've never done it but my husband has.

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  9. One of my fondest memories is barreling across Japan in a bus with everyone singing at the top of their lungs. Yes, the bus had a karaoke machine at the front!

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  10. Some sure are empty as they sing, as in empty the room

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  11. I have never tried it, likely for good reason.

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  12. I've done it with a few drinks.

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  13. I've wondered about the origin of the word.

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  14. I've never tried it but we've had a blast watching some of our friends....it is sooo fun..

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