"We don't want to put in"

in reality, all of this has been a total load of old bollocks
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"We don't want to put in"

Postby GoogaMooga » 08 Jun 2020, 17:16

It's not just songs that can get stuck in my head - phrases do, too. Take for instance the third of this year's Eurovision retrospective shows on nrk1, where the guests make clever remarks about the songs selected for re-evaluation.

Near the end of the show, the host introduced a song that in fact never entered the 2009 contest held in Moscow that year. "We Don't Want to Put In" was Georgia's entry that year, but because the "put in" bit sounded like Putin (Vladimir), the writers were asked to change the lyrics, which they refused. Consequently, the song was never performed, although a performance was taped. One of the guests explained all that, but instead of saying "put in", he said in a thick Norwegian accent, "We don't wanna pyt in". So now I am going around saying "We don't wanna pytin" in a Norwegian accent.

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