I am man, hear me roar ... explain?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Cattywampus_, Nov 5, 2006.

  1. Cattywampus_ macrumors 6502

    Apr 19, 2006

    I have heard this saying a few times - the latest one is on a Burger King advert. A guy is singing a song and he says "I am man hear me roar". I have also read an IRC script on bash.org where a guy goes "I AM MAN HEAR ME ROAR" then he explains it as an " american thing " to someone who doesn't get it.

    Its also on Batman Returns where catwoman goes " I am catwoman, hear me roar ".

    So you american people, what does it mean? Where does it come from? Im British btw :)
  2. skunk macrumors G4


    Jun 29, 2002
    Republic of Ukistan
    It's some existential angst thing. Kind of like a Primal Scream.
  3. vniow macrumors G4

    Jul 18, 2002
    I accidentally my whole location.
    Its a play on "I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar", a song that became kind of a feminist theme in the 70s I think.
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    I think it's most famously associated with a 70s protest song from the "second wave" of American feminism:

    Helen Reddy's I Am Woman
  5. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    Yes, it was actually an Australian, Helen Reddy who did the song "I Am Woman" back in the early '70s. In the US, it was adopted as an anthem for the feminist movement.
  6. Cattywampus_ thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 19, 2006

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