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14:32 Jul 23, 2001
English to Czech translations [Non-PRO] Marketing
English term or phrase:goo-goo ka choob
apparel decoration industry, pricing, quantity breaks - dozens versus 10, 100, 1000s,
reply to "You and the Egg Man are the only ones on the planet who think in dozens"
Explanation: "goo-goo ka choob" neni nic jineho nez "slovni vata" v pisnovem textu. V ceskych pisnich by se toto pravdepodobne objevilo jako "tra la la, bum bum bum, o la la, ra ta ta" a podobne vyplneni rytmu.
This is an obvious reference to the Beatles song "I am the walrus": "...I am the egg man, we are the egg men, I am the walrus, goo goo g'joob". It's just transcribed differently. (There is only one site on the internet using your transcription: see the second reference link below. The first reference shows about 1,460 hits.)
There is nothing to translate. The only thing one can do is to write out the sound phonetically in such a way that a Czech reader will reproduce the English original. (I think that the above transcription is a reasonable one.)
And yes, if you insist, you can use some Czech audio filler. (I am afraid that "uby, duby" is not quite a Czech original, though ...:-) The choice would depend on the particular context. Is it (or more precisely, WAS it) for an ad? A teaser?