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Another Earworm

Started by: dostaf (inactive)

There's an advert on telly with a young woman singing ♪♫♪Little Boxes On The Hillside♪♫♪♫

Anyroad, what's bugging me is: who did a parody of The Spinners singing ♪♫♪Woolly Jumpers♪♫♪

It was none too PC as the lyrics went something like;

♪♫♪♫Mine's a red one, mine's a yellow one

Then when they got to the chap impersonating Cliff Hall he sang ♪♫♪And I get to wear the coloured one♪♫♪ (Guffaws from audience)

Think it was pre 'Not The Nine O Clock News' and co.

Possibly Grumbleweeds.



Started: 15th Mar 2012 at 20:32

Posted by: veg grower (inactive)

I first heard this two nights ago and I can't get it out of my head - beautiful song though. I assumed it was completely original though as it doesn't ring any bells for me.

Replied: 15th Mar 2012 at 20:38

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

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Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Malvina Reynolds

Lots of recent comments on that one about the advert.

Can we say/type 'Malvina'?

Replied: 15th Mar 2012 at 20:43

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

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Posted by: mache (inactive)

twtwtw

Replied: 15th Mar 2012 at 20:48

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

See above, Mache.

Replied: 15th Mar 2012 at 20:49

Posted by: jo anne (33735) 

Sorry to tandem, Dostaf, but did you cry?

Replied: 15th Mar 2012 at 20:51

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

No comment, Jo Anne.

The song

Replied: 15th Mar 2012 at 20:53

Posted by: mache (inactive)

mr dennis included

Replied: 15th Mar 2012 at 20:57

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

And Jeffrey Holland (Spike in Hi De Hi)

Replied: 15th Mar 2012 at 21:00

Posted by: jo anne (33735) 

'No shame, that one.', indeed!

To cheer you up, I was going to link to Sian dancing with other BBC Newsreaders for BBC Children In Need 2011, but now ... I shan't.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rma6KyS4A80

Replied: 15th Mar 2012 at 21:56

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

No shame and no piggin sympathy.

Replied: 15th Mar 2012 at 22:05

Posted by: mache (inactive)

your fault for persistent hints about the iron

Replied: 15th Mar 2012 at 22:08

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

You're thinking of another group there, Mache.

Replied: 15th Mar 2012 at 22:10

Posted by: mache (inactive)

na! the iron maiden

Replied: 15th Mar 2012 at 22:12

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Replied: 15th Mar 2012 at 22:14

Posted by: jo anne (33735) 

Sorry - It was emotional and, I must admit, it made me cry.

Sian and Bill, together are brill.
Made to part, it breaks the heart.


But never worry - Sian will be back soon, covering the Olympics, she said. (You might not have heard that, through the sobs.)

Replied: 15th Mar 2012 at 22:20

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

SOB OFF!

Replied: 15th Mar 2012 at 22:21

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Oh, sorry Jo Anne. You meant HER sobs.

Replied: 15th Mar 2012 at 22:23

Posted by: mache (inactive)

I'll keep it plane and simple

Replied: 15th Mar 2012 at 22:23

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

What the hell have steam planes got to do with 'Little Boxes'?

Another lovely new thread ruined.

Replied: 15th Mar 2012 at 22:25

Posted by: mache (inactive)

like the scaffold

Replied: 15th Mar 2012 at 22:28

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

They weren't bad.

Replied: 15th Mar 2012 at 22:28

Posted by: mache (inactive)

not earworms though

Replied: 15th Mar 2012 at 22:33

Posted by: jo anne (33735) 

Mache - 'your fault for persistent hints about the iron'

I would have objected, with ire , but now believe Dostaf does aspire to take the lead, with all those gratefultuituous mentions of an iron.

(I thought the Aintree Iron might be something horse terrainers use, but, no, it's not, is the flat answer to that.)

Replied: 16th Mar 2012 at 10:51

Posted by: mache (inactive)

no


Replied: 16th Mar 2012 at 11:03

Posted by: jo anne (33735) 

I wondered what that was ... so checked its url address ... it's a Wonder brand (paperweight?)!

Of course, we should mention that other brands are available.

And some are pressing for those to be stamped out.

Replied: 16th Mar 2012 at 11:26

Posted by: mache (inactive)

stamped out I hope so

Replied: 16th Mar 2012 at 11:35

Posted by: jo anne (33735) 

There are many more modern issues still to be addressed.

Replied: 16th Mar 2012 at 12:27

Posted by: jo anne (33735) 

Sorry, Dostaf - back on topic.

Replied: 16th Mar 2012 at 12:30

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)



I've got The Aintree Iron in me yed now.

Some interesting theories as to its origin.

Replied: 16th Mar 2012 at 13:41

Posted by: mache (inactive)

your up early

Replied: 16th Mar 2012 at 13:49

Posted by: jo anne (33735) 

'I've got The Aintree Iron in me yed now.

Unfortunately, it's the early bird that catches the earworm.

Replied: 16th Mar 2012 at 13:58

Posted by: mache (inactive)

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Posted by: jo anne (33735) 

Does an earworm wax lyrical?

Replied: 16th Mar 2012 at 14:04

Posted by: mache (inactive)

no it just plays the drums

Replied: 16th Mar 2012 at 14:07

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

There's a cracking bit in a Steptoe episode where father and son are on a plane and Harold is winding the old boy up as he (Albert) has never flown before and is scared.

Eventually, Albert retaliates and tells Harold that when they get home he'll put earwigs on Harold's pillow and they'll get into his ears.

that shut him up.

Replied: 16th Mar 2012 at 14:16

Posted by: jo anne (33735) 

Why are earwigs called earwigs?

'Ere we go.

Replied: 16th Mar 2012 at 14:21

Posted by: mache (inactive)

Thats a male earwig,they dont get in your ears

Replied: 16th Mar 2012 at 14:29

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Bowt googlin.

I think it's something to do with that pincer thing on their bums which resembled a medical instrument.

Though I should imagine the name predates modern surgery.

Replied: 16th Mar 2012 at 14:30

Posted by: mache (inactive)

females have straight pincers

Replied: 16th Mar 2012 at 14:31

Posted by: jo anne (33735) 

Bowt googlin. Bowt looking at my informative link, either.

Replied: 16th Mar 2012 at 14:32

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

The link doesn't mention how they got their name.

There was a recent interview with someone working on a new performance of The Railway Children and the question of accents came up.

Anyroad this 'expert' confirmed a geographical location of the setting by referring to specific colloquial names for insects and animals in the book.

Don't think earwigs got mentioned.

Replied: 16th Mar 2012 at 14:37

Posted by: jo anne (33735) 

'So how did this creepy crawler get its name? Turns out if you stretch one out, it actually looks like an ear ... but who has the time for such antics?'

From EAR.

Replied: 16th Mar 2012 at 14:40

Posted by: jo anne (33735) 

And, there's something I'd just like to add.

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Posted by: mache (inactive)

Wheres big ears

Replied: 16th Mar 2012 at 14:46

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

If that looks like an ear. I'll not bother.

Replied: 16th Mar 2012 at 14:47

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Another suggestion for the origin of the earwig name is the combination of two Anglo Saxon words, "eard" meaning native soil, and 'wicga' meaning beetle or insect.

From ear

I think I'll claim the term as a Wiganism.

I'm sure Tonker will be happy to help with confirmation.

Replied: 16th Mar 2012 at 14:50

Posted by: jo anne (33735) 

(Sorry, Dostaf - that's one of my favourite adverts and I just got carried away.)

a Wig-anism An interesting th-ear-y, but I fear it may be refuted, Dostaf.

There's another suggestion, as I carefully observed from your link:

"When open, the wings are noticeably ear-shaped which may have given rise to the name 'earwing'. It's possible that over time, this name became corrupted and we now call them earwigs."

Replied: 16th Mar 2012 at 14:56

Posted by: mache (inactive)

And more Anglo Saxon words if they get in my ear

Replied: 16th Mar 2012 at 14:57

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Aye

GERROUT!

Replied: 16th Mar 2012 at 15:03

Posted by: jo anne (33735) 

Dostaf - I'm sorry to say I've put Mache on ignore since 16th Mar 2012 at 14:29.

Although that could be music to his ears.

Replied: 16th Mar 2012 at 15:10
Last edited by jo anne: 16th Mar 2012 at 15:12:46

Posted by: mache (inactive)








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Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Eh?

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Posted by: mache (inactive)









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Posted by: Mac (inactive)

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Posted by: mache (inactive)

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Posted by: dostaf (inactive)



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Posted by: Mac (inactive)

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Brad Pitt and Matt Damon are inside cleaning out the safe.

Replied: 16th Mar 2012 at 19:22

Posted by: jo anne (33735) 

George wasn't acting alone, then, Mac?

Replied: 16th Mar 2012 at 19:24

 

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