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(Chicago Breaking News)   Mares eat oats and does eat oats and toddy Brits say "Blimey"   (chicagotribune.com) divider line 44
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2007-08-02 06:19:08 PM  
+1 for the headline. I'm still giggling. :)
 
2007-08-02 06:21:15 PM  
A kiddle dee divey too, wouldn't you?
 
2007-08-02 06:23:06 PM  
Yeah, this is a headline my dad would laugh at.
 
2007-08-02 06:31:11 PM  
MissFeasance: A kiddle dee divey too, wouldn't you?

I was very old before I realized it was all real words and not gobbledygook.
 
2007-08-02 06:58:37 PM  
Diogenes: I was very old before I realized it was all real words and not gobbledygook.

Was about 30 seconds ago, for me.
 
2007-08-02 10:12:52 PM  
Not sure what the hell the headline says, but I laughed.
 
2007-08-02 11:25:05 PM  
Golden_Eternity: Diogenes: I was very old before I realized it was all real words and not gobbledygook.

Was about 30 seconds ago, for me.


Mares eat oats
And does eat oats
And little lambs eat ivy
A kid'll eat ivy, too
Wouldn't you?

From memory, drunk and stoned. My memory from childhood is:

Maresydots, and doseydots
And littlehams etivey
A kiddle eativey too
Wouldn't you?

Maybe it's subconcious Welsh?
 
2007-08-02 11:35:30 PM  
Diogenes: MissFeasance: A kiddle dee divey too, wouldn't you?

I was very old before I realized it was all real words and not gobbledygook.


I had a friend a while back that never did believe me when I told him that. He insisted that it was gibberish and I simply wasn't "deep enough to appreciate the artistry" or some such nonsense.

/+1 on the headline
 
2007-08-02 11:38:28 PM  
Put me in the "I had no idea they were actual words" camp.

+2 for the edumacation, subby
 
2007-08-03 02:58:45 AM  
+3 for "mairzy doats and dozy doats". Still, +2 as is. :)
 
2007-08-03 04:36:19 AM  
"Toddy" is a word? I think not.
 
2007-08-03 04:45:17 AM  
If the words sound queer and funny to your ear a little bit jumbled and jivy....

/I remember when mel gibson's american english was a bit fuddled
//he tried


Oh and anyone who wants to watch some of Britain's amazing series (and no, I do not mean Black Adder) - try BBC's Spooks and Hustle - Guaranteed Entertainment!
 
2007-08-03 04:48:10 AM  
Dogbeast

(pops)

"Toddy" is a word adjective? I think not.

/FTFY
 
2007-08-03 04:55:49 AM  
and for u grammar phreaks - 'an adjective'

/FTFY 2.0
 
2007-08-03 04:56:13 AM  
je_suis_unique - Fair enough. Still doesn't make sense in the headline.

"Plummy", on the other hand, would have worked. Or "sexy". Us brits are sexy.
 
2007-08-03 05:33:49 AM  
Dogbeast

Us brits or U.S. brits?

/it's the accent - that's why the guy in Love Actually scored in Milwaukee.
//An american watching eastenders would probably think sumfing and nufing were sexy too
///if you take away the accent it's just some guy with bad teeth
////Slasharoos!
 
2007-08-03 05:47:55 AM  
je_suis_unique - Us brits or U.S. brits?

You got some oxy in my moron.

/it's the accent - that's why the guy in Love Actually scored in Milwaukee.

Dreadful film. That guy's now appearing in a series of phone adverts.

///if you take away the accent it's just some guy with bad teeth

Ah ha ha. Ha ha. Heh. Very droll.
 
2007-08-03 05:59:42 AM  
dogbeast

That guy's now appearing in a series of phone adverts.

Saw it - sad - maybe it's because he's a doofus in "My Family"?

/shoulda stayed in Milwaulkee
 
2007-08-03 06:11:50 AM  
je_suis_unique - Saw it - sad - maybe it's because he's a doofus in "My Family"?

Probably. I always think of him as Danny Devito to Paul Bettany's Arnholdt Schwarzeneggar.

God, did I just make a Twins analogy? I'm going to hang myself.
 
2007-08-03 06:48:09 AM  
www.hbo.com

/deserved a mention in the article
//still don't understand the headline
 
2007-08-03 06:58:39 AM  
Anyone seen that old seventies show from the UK called "Are You Being Served?" Farking hilarious! I love the innuendo of Brit humor.
 
2007-08-03 07:03:03 AM  
Binnster - As does:

i135.photobucket.com
 
2007-08-03 07:20:18 AM  
Dogbeast

Yeah, forgot about him.
 
2007-08-03 07:27:19 AM  
The British know how to bring teh funnay.

www.mwscomp.com
 
2007-08-03 07:29:50 AM  
and understated brilliance

msnbcmedia4.msn.com
 
2007-08-03 07:40:25 AM  
Dogbeast

This is for you:

Personal quote from IMDB in Dominic West's profile

'I don't know why British actors are getting big parts in American TV shows. Maybe it's because we're cheap.'
 
2007-08-03 07:48:28 AM  
je_suis_unique - 'I don't know why British actors are getting big parts in American TV shows. Maybe it's because we're cheap.'

Cheap? Probably. Excellent actors? Almost always.

Dominic West really freaked me out in 300 by speaking in his regular English accent. I almost don't want to hear Idris Elba talking in his Hackney accent, it'd break my head.

"Awright geez, I'm Stringer Bell: you muppet, you slag, you muppet, you slag- SHUT IT!"
 
2007-08-03 07:56:02 AM  
Dogbeast:

Dominic West really freaked me out in 300 by speaking in his regular English accent.


It was pretty weird in The Wire when he was putting on a fake British accent to get into the brothel in season 2. A British actor playing an American putting on a bad British accent is something you don't hear every day.
 
2007-08-03 08:14:56 AM  
That article was painful to read.
 
2007-08-03 08:16:05 AM  
binnster - It was pretty weird in The Wire when he was putting on a fake British accent to get into the brothel in season 2. A British actor playing an American putting on a bad British accent is something you don't hear every day.

That scene was particularly brilliant, and obviously a hugely enjoyable in-joke. God DAMN I love that show. Roll on Season 5!
 
2007-08-03 08:16:11 AM  
...And not one comment about Leland Palmer?
 
2007-08-03 08:19:34 AM  
hurdygurdy27 - ...And not one comment about Leland Palmer?

Good point. Also: How's Annie?
 
2007-08-03 08:21:04 AM  
The song is stuck in my head now. Painful memories of my 5th grade Spring Recital are assaulting my brain.
 
2007-08-03 08:25:32 AM  
www.filmkultura.hu

Approves
 
2007-08-03 08:44:39 AM  
"Moonlight," a new CBS series about a vampire who happens to be a detective, stars Australian Alex O'Loughlin

Ah heck. I had been hoping that this one was gong to die before it hit the air. No such luck, I guess. So... cheesy knock-off of Angel, or cheesy knock-off of Forever Ka-Niggit? Or some sort of unhappy combination of the worst of both with the best of neither?

"He was brought across in 1228... by a really hot blonde. Preyed on humans for their blood, and turtured nuns for giggles. Now he wants to be mortal again. To repay society for his sins, assisted by his wisecracking chums and vaguely-defined Powers that Be Something Something. To emerge from his world of darkness and witty dialogue. From his endless, forever search for more nancy-boy hair gel."
 
2007-08-03 08:49:20 AM  
je_suis_unique: Dogbeast

(pops)

"Toddy" is a word adjective? I think not.

/FTFY



Mayhaps it is a mondegreen of 'Toity'?
 
2007-08-03 08:54:55 AM  
i159.photobucket.com

/does not approve
//you think they approve but they do not approve
 
2007-08-03 09:00:40 AM  
Shame there won't be any more Ecclestone in Heroes, though he wasn't playing an American. Good character though.
 
2007-08-03 10:11:50 AM  
i114.photobucket.com
i176.photobucket.com

whats all this then? I heard mares and oats? No apples?
 
2007-08-03 10:34:36 AM  
img391.imageshack.us
 
2007-08-03 12:56:01 PM  
Shame on you, dittybopper...
The correct caption would be "I'll swallow your soulllllll!"
 
2007-08-03 02:31:01 PM  
chaos731: Shame on you, dittybopper...
The correct caption would be "I'll swallow your soulllllll!"


"Come get some."
 
2007-08-03 03:02:35 PM  
je_suis_unique: Personal quote from IMDB in Dominic West's profile

'I don't know why British actors are getting big parts in American TV shows. Maybe it's because we're cheap.'


No, because American actors suck badly, especially male actors. There was a time where our actors could really ACT... so what the hell happened? I have my theories but I'll hush now.

Give me Hugh Laurie any day.
 
2007-08-04 12:24:30 AM  
simpsonfan: Are You Being Served, one of my favorites. Sad we just lost John. As for British actors, maybe the Brits are still mad that Higgins, on 'Magnum, P.I.' was played by that John Hillerman chap, born in Texas.

They're still smarting over Dick Van Dyke's accent in Mary Poppins.

/it's a jawly olleeday wid Meh-ree
 
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