I Never Knew That !

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    bringbackrattles Well-Known Member

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    On the radio last night they played Jet by Wings. The DJ said it was written about McCartney's pet dog. I never knew that I thought it was just a load of meaningless lyrics. Another record played recently was Pull Up To The Bumper by Grace Jones. The presenter said it was lucky to get past the censors as its about Anal sex ! Bloody hell I thought it was about motoring ! Any other songs you never knew what it was about ?
     
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    I always thought 'I Can't Tell the Bottom From the Top' by the Hollies was about a man with a visual impairment trying oral sex for the first time.
     
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    Off thread a little. On the Chase the Chacer said Robin Hood was a fictional person. Well me and the contestant never knew that,as I thought he was real !
     
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    Santa and the Easter Bunny too, BBR?
     
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    Even Bradley Walsh said Robin Hood was real. What next Lady Godiva was ficticious ?
     
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    I genuinely thought he liked his guns, and enjoyed sharing a nice cup of tea and a slice of victoria sponge...
     
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    Geeky mode on.

    He's neither real, nor fictional. He's mythic. There's a germ of truth in mythic figures that mean they *could* be real, and then stories spin out from them... but the texts are effectively fictional as they're based around the writer's contemporary knowledge and usually serve a political point, rather than being a historical account. The aim is to naturalise fiction into truth.

    So I'd have argues with the Chaser... and won ;)
     
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    I've just listened to White Rabbit by Jefferson Airplane.
    Now we all know that's about a nice little bunny don't we !
     
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    Another one about anal sex and, judging by the video, it suggests it wasn't just me who never realised what it was supposed to be about!
     
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    It wasn't about a Scabby Pig after all.
     
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    ‘Remember what the dormouse said.
    Feed your head’


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    At the One Love Manchester concert in tribute to the victims of the bombing, Ariana Grande managed to sneak in her song about being too sore to walk after sex.
     
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    Thought everyone knew Robin Hood was fictitious and probably just an amalgamation of several stories over centuries.
     
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    Not fictitious.

    Not real, either.
     
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    How about Dick Turpin the highwayman and William Tell ? Real or myth or ficticious ? Just started a new quiz show !
     
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    Turpin's definitely real, if slightly exaggerated to make a good yarn. Very different beast though, and more along folk than myth.

    Tell is the Swiss national myth (I think!)
     
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    I hope nobody tries to tell me Father Christmas isn’t real. He has brought me my presents for 59 years so must be real.


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    There was no TV or Internet back in those days, so people entertained themselves by storytelling and the stories were passed from person to person and generation to generation and modified each time they were told.
    A bit like that old legend that England once won the World Cup.
     
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    I didn't know what Spandau Ballet meant until recently. Bit of a weird way to name a band!
     

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