If you live across cultures you may stumble on language quirks: words your brain hears differently than intended, simply because you’re not a native speaker.
Two night back I saw some fab Torb the Roach vids (thx Siem!), full of mad Breaking, whimsy, and first class funk.
A super slow version of Ain’t it funky now played in the background, and a title, “Fønk,” flashed across the screen.
We assumed “Fønk” is Norwegian for the English, “Funk.” But seeing it with that “ø” threw my brain to the Dutch, “Vonk,” and voila:
Vonk is the lovely Dutch word for Spark.
Y’all know good vibes and Funk/Fønk will Spark/Vonk more goodness and Funk wherever they go. 😉
Tweak your ears, what language pops do you find?
After all, the Babel story says we all spoke one language, and the Human story says we’re All One Family. <3
P.s., this series was sparked by Library/ Liberty/Libra (Justice)– Stay tuned for that banger! (and I can’t wait to throw down on “Rights” with you!)
But before we go..
Wink from the Universe:
The “Fønk/Vonk” connection was found right after serious jamming on Chief Rocker – Lords of the Underground ⇓
Starting to rock hard (the track was on replay) and calling out favorite lines, I had just passed a digital note across the table on, you guessed it:
They don’t understand how I feel about the funk..
How do you feel when you hear a banger? When was the last time you put on a favorite jam? Get to it, there’s literal healing in music. <3
(Can’t miss an opp to share some super funk, like it was shared with me–fire begets fire). #Khruangbin.
Get your groove on and spark others!
Enjoy, spread the love/funk, spark goodness and unity through beats and flow, Any and Everywhere. The world needs it now more than ever. <3
(and us-versus-them’ism doesn’t stand a chance).
And you never know when a divine Vonk will break out 😉
Stay tuned for the next Wordplay! What Wordplays have you found? Post below in the comments! ❤
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-Cover Image via WP (unidentified–what gives?!) modified by me.
-Flaming Matchsticks via Jamie Street on Unsplash.
-Screen shot of text of Chief Rocker – Lords of the Underground
Another awesome post, J!
Your point, “there’s literal healing in music.” resonates and reverberates.
As always, I’m looking forward to consuming your next post.
Thanks for tuning in! <3