Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Neh Neh Nehs

In today's NYT, Jon Caramanica writes: "[T]he songs Karen O, the lead singer of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, performed as part of her cumbersomely named side project Native Korean Rock & the Fishnets were anything but joyful, teeming with heartbreak and the residue of love gone sour."

I didn't realize she was part Korean, though I've idly wondered about her ethnic background; the "O" suggests the popular Korean surname "Oh," though in this case it actually stands for Orzoleck (she is part Polish).

But: Reading the Times piece...and looking at that unwieldy side-project name, I realize that the answer has been hiding in plain sight—"Karen O" is an anagram for...


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More Koreana: I gab about Personal Days with Voice of America's Korean service.

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Blogger Andrea Janes said...

I think Karen O is the coolest girl in the world.
We both rock the same dance moves!

10:55 AM  

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