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The Beatles' most "dated" songs
26 January 2015
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I just thought of four of fish and finger pies, some particularly naughty slang that snuck into Penny Lane . It was decades before I found out what it meant.

Revolution has the slang phrase make it - to get off with (itself slang!).

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Also, Lovely Rita : "Got the bill and Rita paid it. Took her home I nearly made it."

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26 January 2015
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Also, Lovely Rita : "Got the bill and Rita paid it. Took her home I nearly made it."

Also, some consider the idea of men being obliged to pay after a date to be a dated concept. Two for one there!

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@ewe2  "phones and cars and planes are the only obvious references to technology I can think of off the top of my head in Beatles songs."

... and a submarine. :)

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27 January 2015
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I did say the top of my head, guys. :D They never mentioned rockets or radar. Mentioned guns in two songs. "Choking smokers", now that might go away! It's possible pilchards and penguins might become extinct :(

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27 January 2015
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People listening to 'Blue Jay Way ' may wonder how George's friends got lost - where was their GPS?a-hard-days-night-ringo-7

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27 January 2015
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Zig said

People listening to 'Blue Jay Way ' may wonder how George's friends got lost - where was their GPS?a-hard-days-night-ringo-7

I've had that thought about that song several times. This is the perfect thread for it!

27 January 2015
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Something else that is going away: Ticket To Ride . Around here you can't get tickets on buses or trains any more, its all on a card you top up. She's got a top up to ride, but she don't care doesn't have the same ring to it for me.

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27 January 2015
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Zig said
People listening to 'Blue Jay Way ' may wonder how George's friends got lost - where was their GPS?a-hard-days-night-ringo-7

I just figured they were out of reception or the battery was flat (see my pet peeve thread on mobiles)  :)

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Zig said
People listening to 'Blue Jay Way ' may wonder how George's friends got lost - where was their GPS?a-hard-days-night-ringo-7

If driving their sat nav probably took them into a river, up a mountain or down into a creek.

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28 January 2015
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Letters and postcards are something mentioned in Beatles songs, the postcards will probably survive, but its rare to get a letter that isn't business-related now. Also, will Captain Marvel have to be explained to the kiddies?

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In Michelle , is Paul saying that Michelle can't understand him because she doesn't know English? If so, that may become a thing of the past. Many of the younger generations are learning English in school and/or via the internet, much to the ahdn_paul_01paul-mccartneya-hard-days-night-paul-3 of the Académie française.

Then, again, how long will the English language last? It has to last so the people alive in 9909 can still understand the words of The Beatles.

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I find the idea of hobnail boots to be a bit dated (with or without multicoloured mirrors, and wouldn't that make them a bit obvious?), I've actually never seen a real pair.

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4 February 2015
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"Found my way upstairs and had a smoke"... Not these days, Paul.

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'Desmond takes a trolley to the jeweller's store'  Here's one bound for Penny Lane :-)

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I'm sure I remember travelling on one when I was a toddler in Leicester but I remember clanking and my dad says trolleybuses were quiet having rubber tyres.  He thinks it must have been a tram.

 

Edit- Just noticed it's going from Penny Lane to Myrtle St :-)

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"Then, again, how long will the English language last? It has to last so the people alive in 9909 can still understand the words of The Beatles."

Well, I can't understand much of Mozart or Wagner, it doesn't stop me enjoying some of their operas (and Schubert and Mahler songs for that matter). I'm sure someone in 9909 will be able to translate.

And is there significance in 9 before 909? :)

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Nope, I just needed another number. 9 seemed to be a good one.

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Ahhh Girl said
Nope, I just needed another number. 9 seemed to be a good one.

I was just thinking that 9091 might have been a good year :)

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Sugarplum fairy said
'Desmond takes a trolley to the jeweller's store'  Here's one bound for Penny Lane :-)

(Courtesy cooperline.com) 

 

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I'm sure I remember travelling on one when I was a toddler in Leicester but I remember clanking and my dad says trolleybuses were quiet having rubber tyres.  He thinks it must have been a tram.

 

Edit- Just noticed it's going from Penny Lane to Myrtle St :-)

I always thought the Trolley in

Sugarplum fairy said
'Desmond takes a trolley to the jeweller's store'  Here's one bound for Penny Lane :-)

(Courtesy cooperline.com) 

 

http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z155/Tintaglia_photos/B1731.jpgImage Enlarger

  

 

I'm sure I remember travelling on one when I was a toddler in Leicester but I remember clanking and my dad says trolleybuses were quiet having rubber tyres.  He thinks it must have been a tram.

 

Edit- Just noticed it's going from Penny Lane to Myrtle St :-)

I always thought the trolley in Ob-La-Di was a market stall trolley of 2 wheels and 2 handles variety.

 "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da"

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Could be either I suppose.  Although just how big must Mollie's ring finger be? ;-)    Does anyone know for sure? :-)

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