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9 May 2018
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Ahhh Girl said
It is hard for me to imagine Desmond and Molly's kids running in a yard like that.

If you do a Google image search for kids running in the yard, you get https://www.google.com/search?.....ih=521  

I have to say, I would much prefer a yard like the ones in your pictures 🙂

I think they'd have played in the ginnel (alley) at the back 🙂 That's what we used to do as kids as there were lots of them where I grew up 🙂 
 

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Interesting how we can picture the same lyric in a song so differently.

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Ahhh Girl said
Interesting how we can picture the same lyric in a song so differently.  

Totally agree! 🙂 It's all down to our frames of reference isn't it? I grew up in the NW of England so my frames of reference would be totally different to people who grew up in other parts of the world 🙂 I don't think I've ever seen a yard with a porch like your picture in real life, only in movies. I'd love one though, I could just see me sitting on that porch sipping a gin and tonic haha 🙂

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Ahhh Girl said
Do people in the UK use the word "garden" for what people in the US call a "yard"? I think I've heard it used that way. Are Desmond and Molly American?  

No, not really. To me a yard would be as the wiki article says, an area of land adjacent to a building. They usually tend to be made out of stone or concrete whereas a garden is like soil with grass and plants. I think the main difference is that a yard is functional - its often used for a specific thing, like a parking space or an outdoors dinner table. A garden is more decorative.

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Some kind of happiness is
Measured out in kilometers

John would had to have used something besides smile. It doesn't rhyme with kilometers.

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Funny video but a lot of these don't have to do with measurements:

When The Beatles say cup, in all 3 cases they are referring to a drinking cup not an Imperial measurement.

Yard as used in Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da is short for backyard, not 3 feet.

In Dig It , The Beatles are referencing the song Like A Rolling Stone by Bob Dylan and has nothing to do with the unpopular Imperial measurement.

When they say pounds in Maggie Mae , they are referring to the British currency.

In all cases except for You've Got To Hide Your Love Away , when The Beatles say feet they are referring to the feet on our body.

In Lovely Rita , the meter maid is female police officer who writes people parking tickets and the meter part is actually referring to a parking meter.

As for why The Beatles used the Imperial system in their songs, the metric system wasn't the official system of the UK until 1965 so The Beatles grew up on this system and were likely more familiar with it than the metric system.

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Dark Overlord said
Funny video but a lot of these don't have to do with measurements:

When The Beatles say cup, in all 3 cases they are referring to a drinking cup not an Imperial measurement.

Yard as used in Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da is short for backyard, not 3 feet.

In Dig It , The Beatles are referencing the song Like A Rolling Stone by Bob Dylan and has nothing to do with the unpopular Imperial measurement.

When they say pounds in Maggie Mae , they are referring to the British currency.

In all cases except for You've Got To Hide Your Love Away , when The Beatles say feet they are referring to the feet on our body.

In Lovely Rita , the meter maid is female police officer who writes people parking tickets and the meter part is actually referring to a parking meter.

As for why The Beatles used the Imperial system in their songs, the metric system wasn't the official system of the UK until 1965 so The Beatles grew up on this system and were likely more familiar with it than the metric system.  

Precisely. Not to mention that there is nothing romantic about metric measurements. "I can see for kilometres" "measured out in kilometres" etc just sounds odd.

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29 May 2018
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The Beatles used "blue" in 30 different songs, more than any other color. Turns out they all make really good blues songs! They are:
Dear Prudence
What You're Doing
Ask Me Why
Thank You Girl
Bad to Me
I'll Get You
For You Blue
A Shot of Rhythm and Blues
Roll Over Beethoven
Blue Jay Way
Because
Don't Pass Me By
Yellow Submarine
How Do You Do It
Don't Ever Change
Baby's In Black
Mailman, Bring Me No More Blues
Penny Lane
It's All Too Much
That'll Be The Day
Savoy Truffle
Yer Blues
Yes It Is
There's a Place
I Forgot to Remember to Forget
Sweet Little Sixteen
Lonesome Tears in My Eyes
Please Please Me
Blue Suede Shoes
All Together Now

ALMOSTS:
Honey Pie ("play it to me honey the blues")
Tip of my Tongue ("when the skies are not so blue")

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That idea could sell -- The Blue Album

I'm glad jakepride didn't miss "Because " which to my mind has the best "blue" reference -- the way Paul stretches out the "oo" syllable (incidentally, a separate and far less common connotation of "blue" in music, since most of the time it refers to something dejected, as in "the blues").

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Haven't you just identified the massive flaw in @jakepride's suggestion though, @Pineapple Records?

jakepride suggests that referred to blue "more than any other color", when the fact is that very few of their uses of "blue" is in terms of the colour, but are instead references to the emotional state or as a type of music. You take out those and their use of it as colour shrinks massively, and is generally to reference to sky or sea.

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Could make a Beatles Colours or even a rainbow album that mentions the numerous colours mentioned throughout their catalogue. 

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Ron Nasty said
Haven't you just identified the massive flaw in @jakepride's suggestion though, @Pineapple Records?

jakepride suggests that referred to blue "more than any other color", when the fact is that very few of their uses of "blue" is in terms of the colour, but are instead references to the emotional state or as a type of music. You take out those and their use of it as colour shrinks massively, and is generally to reference to sky or sea.  

I didn't think of that. jakepride is conflating the two types of "blue" and I agree, the "blues song" type "blue" doesn't (or shouldn't) really "count" when coralled together with the other type of "blue", the color blue.

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And here I thought it was about the Blue Album 1967-1970 heart

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I never knew that album was called "Blue". It's kind of cheating because the only blue aspect is the border. It took a lot more creative balls to come out with a pure white cover when the Beatles did it.

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I never knew that album was called "Blue". It's kind of cheating because the only blue aspect is the border.  

I always referred to them (the 1973 compilations) as the "red/blue albums"...  The inner sleeves for the vinyl were solid red/blue with the lyrics printed over top and, if memory serves me correctly, the labels on the records were also red/blue in addition to "the border"...:-)

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There are 55 "yeahs" in this song, far more than any other Beatles song. What if every "yeah" added a new person? Then you'd have a 55-person choir and orchestra, including acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass, Casiotone drum machine, 12-string, mandolin, ukulele, tambourine, and banjo.  Let's make this delightful 2-minute pop song become progressively crazy.

Sorry we didn't sync up our dance moves, but do you know how hard it is to coordinate 55 people?

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Yeah! That was awesome!

Oh, by the way, this post was made by The Hole Got Fixed!

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Hahaha @jakepride that was great! john-lennon-salute_gif

On another note, could this perhaps be merged with all of jakepride's other contributions in an overall jakepride's stuff thread?

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Love it. Now, let's see one for She Loves You

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That was brilliant, @jakepride! apple01heart I'll admit, It Won't Be Long used to be one of my least favourite Beatles songs, hearing you experiment with it in your video has made me like it!

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