Post something you've learnt today

in reality, all of this has been a total load of old bollocks
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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Diamond Dog » 03 Apr 2017, 14:10

He still thinks I actually read his nonsense. :lol:
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Postby kewl klive » 03 Apr 2017, 15:51

:lol: He thinks :lol:
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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby NMB » 03 Apr 2017, 16:55

Belle Lettre wrote:The treaty of Utrecht was 1713


You've had 304 years to learn that and you only got around to it today?
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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Belle Lettre » 03 Apr 2017, 18:56

NMB wrote:
Belle Lettre wrote:The treaty of Utrecht was 1713


You've had 304 years to learn that and you only got around to it today?

It was topical :)
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Postby The Great Defector » 03 Apr 2017, 20:15

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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Deebank » 05 Apr 2017, 09:55

The biography of UK folk band The Spinners ('two-tone' a good 20 years before The Specials!) has an introduction written by Deryck Guyler!

also...

he played the washboard on three tracks of an album by long-time fan Shakin' Stevens.


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Postby PresMuffley » 09 Apr 2017, 07:56

Dutch ovens are called braadpans in the Netherlands. A bit of a disappointment, I must say. I'm starting to suspect French fries are known by a different name in France, but I'm not prepared to have my worldview destroyed any further this morning.
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Postby souphound » 10 Apr 2017, 16:44

PresMuffley wrote:Dutch ovens are called braadpans in the Netherlands. A bit of a disappointment, I must say. I'm starting to suspect French fries are known by a different name in France, but I'm not prepared to have my worldview destroyed any further this morning.


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Postby The Great Defector » 11 Apr 2017, 16:22

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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Minnie Cheddars » 30 Apr 2017, 02:53

Some of you might pretend you already know this, but I won't believe you.
'Bring Me Sunshine' - sung by Eric and Ernie - was written by Willie fucking Nelson.
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Postby Hugh » 30 Apr 2017, 07:57

Minnie the Minx wrote:Some of you might pretend you already know this, but I won't believe you.
'Bring Me Sunshine' - sung by Eric and Ernie - was written by Willie fucking Nelson.


Willie's version was in a tv advert over here about 8 years ago.

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Postby The Fish » 30 Apr 2017, 15:12

Hate to piss on your chips but it ain't true.
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"Bring Me Sunshine" is a song written in 1966 by the composer Arthur Kent, with lyrics by Sylvia Dee, and first performed by American artists in the late 1960s. In the UK, the song is synonymous with the popular comedy duo Morecambe & Wise, after it was adopted as their signature tune in their second series for the BBC in 1969.
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Postby Minnie Cheddars » 30 Apr 2017, 20:02

No way!
I was really looking forward to those chips too :(
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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Diamond Dog » 30 Apr 2017, 22:29

And I was *only* going to rain on your parade!
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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Fonz » 30 Apr 2017, 23:48

Deebank wrote:The biography of UK folk band The Spinners ('two-tone' a good 20 years before The Specials!) has an introduction written by Deryck Guyler!

also...

he played the washboard on three tracks of an album by long-time fan Shakin' Stevens.


:o


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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Charlie O. » 01 May 2017, 00:04

Fonz wrote:
Deebank wrote:The biography of UK folk band The Spinners ('two-tone' a good 20 years before The Specials!) has an introduction written by Deryck Guyler!

also...

he played the washboard on three tracks of an album by long-time fan Shakin' Stevens.


:o


I only knew of him through 'Sykes', but apparently he had a Masters in

... washboard?
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Postby Six String » 01 May 2017, 04:50

A photographer named Norman Seefs was on 60 Minutes tonight. Interesting guy and his film archive he's working on is going to be amazing.

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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Toby » 01 May 2017, 21:08

"Please please me" is an example of polyptoton - the same word used twice in a clause with different meanings.

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Postby Darryl Strawberry » 01 May 2017, 21:23

Toby wrote:"Please please me" is an example of polyptoton - the same word used twice in a clause with different meanings.

Antanaclasis, surely?
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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Deebank » 01 May 2017, 21:37

Charlie O. wrote:
Fonz wrote:
Deebank wrote:The biography of UK folk band The Spinners ('two-tone' a good 20 years before The Specials!) has an introduction written by Deryck Guyler!

also...



:o


I only knew of him through 'Sykes', but apparently he had a Masters in

... washboard?


A kind of corrugated surface against which people used to rub their clothes while washing them. These were used as a kind of home made percussion during the skiffle boom, played with thimbles on fingers.
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