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1 December 2010
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One of the greatest things of this forum are the great British sayings that Joe use

I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
1 December 2010
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mr. Sun king coming together said:

One of the greatest things of this forum are the great British sayings that Joe use


Or "Joeisms".
You all will have read that Dave Dee is no longer with us. But Mickey and Titch and I would like to carry on the good work that's always gone down in number two.
2 December 2010
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Joe said:

The site's built on WordPress (the forum plugin is Simple Press). There's no built-in spellchecker, but my browser has one. I meant I get messages from members of the public pointing out spelling mistakes that aren't there.


Oh! I'd say that is sad, but considering it's coming from the internet, it's the best you can hope for.
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2 December 2010
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mr. Sun king coming together said:

One of the greatest things of this forum are the great British sayings that Joe use


I love love love British English. When I curse in English, I try to use British bad words. Actually my English project next year is to learn to speak English with British accent. I know it will be hard but….
Here comes the sun….. Scoobie-doobie…… Something in the way she moves…..attracts me like a cauliflower… Bop. Bop, cat bop. Go, Johnny, Go. Beware of Darkness…  I believe in SH...
2 December 2010
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Joe said:

Perhaps we should start a dialect, phrases and spelling thread. I get occasional messages telling me articles have spelling mistakes in them, whereas it's just because I write in British English (or just English, to use the proper term – we invented it, after all). Favourite/favorite, programme/program and so on.


I hate it when I'm reading the online comments section of a website I frequent, and someone "corrects" a British speller. It drives me insane. I actually rather like the British spelling better.

If I seem to act unkind, it's only me, it's not my mind that is confusing things.

4 December 2010
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mr. Sun king coming together said:

One of the greatest things of this forum are the great British sayings that Joe use


Could you point these out to me please? I'm curious as to which words or phrases I may use that aren't widely known outside the UK.

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4 December 2010
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No Problem

Losing the will to live, pot-shots, bore the life out of me, the penny will drop. There are more, but I just can't find them now

I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
4 December 2010
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Pot-shots? I've heard that used here.

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4 December 2010
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Maybe there are people of British decent near you, because I had never heard it before Joe said it

I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
4 December 2010
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I've also heard people talk about losing the will to live and pot-shots, and while maybe not "bore the life out of me," I've deinitely heard the term "bored to death." I don't think those are exclusively British turns of phrase, either.

"We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love." — Dr. Seuss
 
 
4 December 2010
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Perhaps. A lot of people moved here for work, but I don't think Phoenix is know for it's thriving British communities. a-hard-days-night-george-9

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5 December 2010
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Oh that's funny. Thanks for letting me know. Occasionally I rewrite things because I think some people wouldn't get the meaning, but now I think I'll just go ahead and say it anyway.

I don't think 'Bores the life out of me' is really a common British phrase – it just happened to be the way I felt on that particular day. I occasionally hear 'Bores the pants off me'. Pants here are underpants, not trousers.

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5 December 2010
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skye said:

Perhaps. A lot of people moved here for work, but I don't think Phoenix is know for it's thriving British communities. a-hard-days-night-george-9


skye – I lived in Phoenix for only 14 years, but even I've heard of Sun City Wales. You need to get out more.

Speaking of British vernacular; for years I never understood the phrase used by the Black Knight in "The Holy Grail" when he said "Pull the other one". Then, when I finally looked it up, the exchange made more sense – and was funnier.

*Observation*

We derailed a thread without actually derailing it. Even our off-topic conversation is on-topic.

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5 December 2010
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Note to all Forumers: Don't read Zig's Post until fully awake or you will be temporarily stunned

I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
6 December 2010
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mr. Sun king coming together said:

Note to all Forumers: Don't read Zig's post until fully awake or you will be temporarily stunned.


Doesn't that count for all of Zig's posts?

If I seem to act unkind, it's only me, it's not my mind that is confusing things.

6 December 2010
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MeanMrs.Mustard said:

mr. Sun king coming together said:

Note to all Forumers: Don't read Zig's post until fully awake or you will be temporarily stunned.


Doesn't that count for all of Zig's posts?
 

It was A very strange post that made my fall into a temporarily stunned state that almost caused me to miss a hockey practice.

Another 9

I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
7 December 2010
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When you say she's looking good

She acts as if it's understood.

She's cool, ooh, ooh, ooh

By cool, does he mean cold or fab?

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10 December 2010
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A Hard Day's Night: ".. So why do I bitch or I moan.. 'cause when I get you alone.. "

I know it doesn't rhym it's just what I've always heard!

 

I Want To Tell You: "When I get near you.. the kids begin to drag me down.."

I blame this on one of The Beatles cartoon episodes, where george is surrounded by children during practice a-hard-days-night-paul-6

Do I have to keep on talking till I can't go on!
10 December 2010
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Hi guys, has anyone of you too has thought that perhapsgeorge-martin has tried to tell a story with the compositions on Side B of Yellow Submarine.

Story about a place called Pepperland, a nice peace loving place which is then destroyed by the March of the Meanies, until it is laid Waste..

The whole music arrangement always sems to say this to me…

 

Edit : I think i posted this in the wrong thread, my apologies, but can anyone answer this!

10 December 2010
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skye said:

When you say she's looking good

She acts as if it's understood.

She's cool, ooh, ooh, ooh

By cool, does he mean cold or fab?


I always thought he meant she was aloof which, I guess, could have been a mixture of cold and fab. Thoughts?

 

Paperback_Writer said:

Hi guys, has anyone of you too has thought that perhapsgeorge-martin has tried to tell a story with the compositions on Side B of Yellow Submarine.

Story about a place called Pepperland, a nice peace loving place which is then destroyed by the March of the Meanies, until it is laid Waste..

The whole music arrangement always sems to say this to me…

 

Edit : I think i posted this in the wrong thread, my apologies, but can anyone answer this!


 I never really thought of it that way, but it is an interesting idea. I enjoy classical music, so I do have an appreciation for what george-martin was able to pull off on this album. I will have to listen more closely to hear what you are hearing.

Thanks – I appreciate the opportunuity to enjoy those arrangements more than I already do!mal-evans

 

EDIT: – Once you have been in this forum for a while, you may discover there is no such thing as the wrong thread! Personally, I stopped apologizing months ago.

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