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jil

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Re: Oldweather mondegreens
« Reply #810 on: January 18, 2016, 07:13:06 am »
Flicking through a gardening magazine early this morning (and the earliness of the hour is my excuse!) there was a list of problems to look out for and I read the first one as Penguins. On slightly closer inspection it turned out to be Pigeons.  ::)

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Re: Oldweather mondegreens
« Reply #811 on: January 18, 2016, 05:56:55 pm »
Now penguins would be an interesting problem to have in the garden ....

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Re: Oldweather mondegreens
« Reply #812 on: January 18, 2016, 06:59:59 pm »
Well jil, one good difference, given that they both have a great propensity for producing guano, is that you can find yourself under a pigeon (they say that pigeon poo in your hair is good luck  :o ), but penguins are certainly much safer since they are only likely to cause you a shoe-shine job.  ;D


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« Reply #813 on: January 19, 2016, 01:01:57 pm »
Earlier today, during lunch break at college, some of my fellow students were playing cards.
I overheard one of them say "No whisky, no trouble!"... which was actually "No risky, no trouble"!

(Risky refers to playing risky - some of them like to do that, some don't)
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Re: Oldweather mondegreens
« Reply #814 on: January 19, 2016, 08:07:27 pm »
Earlier today, during lunch break at college, some of my fellow students were playing cards.
I overheard one of them say "No whisky, no trouble!"... which was actually "No risky, no trouble"!

(Risky refers to playing risky - some of them like to do that, some don't)

Looks like both statements are true hanibal  ;D

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Re: Oldweather mondegreens
« Reply #815 on: January 20, 2016, 07:54:53 pm »
I was listening to BBC 6Music this morning and could have sworn the newsreader said: "There will be a heavy frost to start with, with an Apache frog".  Turns out I was not alone in this, loads of other listeners texted in.  However, it turned out not to be a real mondegreen - they played the clip back (many times!) and that's actually what he said!  I don't think the poor chap will ever live it down.  ;D

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Re: Oldweather mondegreens
« Reply #816 on: January 20, 2016, 08:07:59 pm »
 ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Oldweather mondegreens
« Reply #817 on: January 20, 2016, 08:38:04 pm »
At least he knows that people were listening to him ;)

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Re: Oldweather mondegreens
« Reply #818 on: January 20, 2016, 10:46:30 pm »
Thetis, April 15, 1892

Moon rose about 10:45 By order of the Comdg Officer


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Re: Oldweather mondegreens
« Reply #819 on: January 20, 2016, 11:07:02 pm »
 ;D

jil

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Re: Oldweather mondegreens
« Reply #820 on: January 21, 2016, 06:55:21 am »
 ;D

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Re: Oldweather mondegreens
« Reply #821 on: January 21, 2016, 07:46:06 am »
 ;D ;D

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« Reply #822 on: January 21, 2016, 09:11:45 am »
And some people still think punctuation and whitespace aren't important...  ::)

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P.S. Here's the page link: http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Thetis/vol014of024/vol014_055_1.jpg

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Re: Oldweather mondegreens
« Reply #824 on: January 21, 2016, 07:51:50 pm »
And some people still think punctuation and whitespace aren't important...  ::)

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Panda: Large black and white bear native to China. Eats, Shoots and Leaves.

P.S. Here's the page link: http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Thetis/vol014of024/vol014_055_1.jpg

For one awful moment I thought the end of the penultimate line read 'confined on head'. It's a bizarre relief to know it was 'bread'  :o :D