In the early 1980s Pål Waaktaar wrote the following lyrics:

Take on me.
Take me on.
Assume you know no other context for those two lines than that they were written as song lyrics sometime in the early 1980s. Assume you do not otherwise recognize those lines at all.

From the evidence of these two lines, can you tell whether Pål Waaktaar was a native speaker of English?


  1. Eccentric Scholar said...

    (A-Ha produced some of my very favorite synthpop of all time. Morten Harket's otherworldly vocals are incomparable.) I keep thinking about the question you posed. I want to answer "yes," but I don't think I can be objective.  


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