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I have a confession.

If the Beach Boys had sung "I wish they all could be Liverpudlian girls," I would be ticked off at them. I would feel like they were cheating on America with the UK. How wrong of me is that?

 

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cbatcu said 

 
Speaking of spewing...could someone enlighten me on the original story of Zig that started the comments I see everywhere on the forum that go like "I Zigged" "I pulled a Zig" "Unless you want to Zig"?

Sadly, this thread explains some of it...
http://www.beatlesbible.com/fo.....igtionary/

One of our former Mods, skye, is dryly hilarious. I would repeatedly make the mistake of reading her posts while drinking coffee. So, I would kid her that every time I spewed coffee while laughing, she owed me a new shirt, tie, keyboard, whatever. That is when the 'spit take' was defined as 'Zigging'.

It was a different time back then (3 whole years ago) - we were a simple people exhibiting simple humor. two-virgins

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Ahhh Girl said

I have a confession.

If the Beach Boys had sung "I wish they all could be Liverpudlian girls," I would be ticked off at them. I would feel like they were cheating on America with the UK. How wrong of me is that?

 

That is a very Australian question there! We often say "how wrong is that?!" But I guess that's because everyone just assumes America is the promised land. Perhaps if rock n' roll was big at the beginning of the 20th century, that wouldn't have seemed unusual since people still thought of the British Empire as the height of civilization then.

Ahhh Girl said

I think I've quit shaking with laughter enough to ask another question.

Why is Jojo from Tucson, Arizona? Along with that question, what's up with him going to California? I'm sure there are places over there with 6 and 4 syllables respectively.

Were they trying to please an American audience to sell more records?

According to Richard DiLello it's about Chris O'Dell who indeed moved from Tucson Arizona to California and ended up working in Apple (I'm not sure whether she worked with Derek Taylor in the music biz and came over).

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Does anybody's phone ring any more? With cell phones now being more the rule than the exception, wouldn't "I'll ring tone you*" be more appropriate?

*If you know one's phone is set on vibrate, "I'll vibrate you" could be a bit more...shall we say...excitingly anticipatory. ahdn_paul_02  

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A Britishism that took me by surprise was calling TV the Teev, something picked up by a friend who lived in the UK for some time. I think it's a West County slang. I think "Sunday driver" in Day Tripper is US slang too, but it's probably not Paul's lyric, which goes to prove that perhaps Americanisms was a group thing?

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