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Title: Dinga Dinga Dee!
Post by: Rattler on 27 December 2009, 06:01:04
"Dinga Dinga Dee!"

What do yout think that might mean?

Frankly I have no clue either, but it is the central claim of a promotion video of Israels´arms firm Rafael for The Aero India 2009 fair held in Bangalore...

Consequently this vid was dubbed "the most atrocious defense video of all times" (http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2009/12/armsdog-millionaires-lead-2009s-parade-of-iron-eagles/) by Wired´s Danger Room team.

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We broke a few stories here in 2009. And we had some laughs. But I think I can speak for the entire Danger Room team when I say that the absolutely most enjoyable moment of the year came in March, when this Bollywood-esque promotional video surfaced from Israeli arms-maker Rafael, featuring bare-midriff girls, flower-draped missiles, and the catch phrase “dinga dinga dee.”


I think they definitely got that one right, see to believe:


StratPost.com: Israeli Rafael's Indian promo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktQOLO4U5iQ#normal)

Rattler


Title: Re: Dinga Dinga Dee!
Post by: Koen on 27 December 2009, 13:26:05
is it correct when I see this vid as an Israeli dude seducing an Indian girl?

or

Israeli arms factory seducing the Indian people?


Title: Re: Dinga Dinga Dee!
Post by: Rattler on 27 December 2009, 18:08:29
...er, Jilly? What do you see that like?  xangel

Rattler


Title: Re: Dinga Dinga Dee!
Post by: Jilly on 27 December 2009, 19:00:37
Well,  I have no idea what 'dinga dinga dee' means either.  I have a feelings it's just a nonsense phrase, as one would say 'sha la la la' in a song.  Mind you I'm not fluent in Hindi,  so I could be wrong.  My fluency is in Punjabi.   Although I can understand most of the Hindi language.  

What a strange clip, no?  The guy looks more Israeli than Indian. Although he could be Indian,  sometimes it's hard to tell.

I think it would take more than just dancing girls to seduce the Indian population, into any kind of mind set. I saw the missile though, strange.

So, what the heck is it all about then, Rattler?


Title: Re: Dinga Dinga Dee!
Post by: Rattler on 27 December 2009, 20:39:20
Well,  I have no idea what 'dinga dinga dee' means either.  I have a feelings it's just a nonsense phrase, as one would say 'sha la la la' in a song.  Mind you I'm not fluent in Hindi,  so I could be wrong.  My fluency is in Punjabi.   Although I can understand most of the Hindi language.  

What a strange clip, no?  The guy looks more Israeli than Indian. Although he could be Indian,  sometimes it's hard to tell.

I think it would take more than just dancing girls to seduce the Indian population, into any kind of mind set. I saw the missile though, strange.

So, what the heck is it all about then, Rattler?


Ask me!?! I am totally flabbergasted and only know I fully subscribe the DR team assessment, w/o knowing shit about the culture in depth, really (even "Bollywood" is something from another planet for me)... I  know I would feel offended (with my cultural bkgnd, of cause) as an Indian.

Because of the stupor it caused me, I brought it up.

Rattler


Title: Re: Dinga Dinga Dee!
Post by: Jilly on 27 December 2009, 21:24:08
I'm just as confused as you are then.    :-\