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Morbius

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Made-up words
« on: April 16, 2020, 06:20:20 PM »
From yesterday's BIOCHEMIST game - it's not a real word but it should be:  Shitcom (a really bad sitcom).  It could be applied to so many shows!

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« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2020, 06:54:58 PM »
I fully support the push for this obvious and necessary addition to our language!

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« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2020, 07:29:10 PM »
You may not be the first to use this word, Morbius, although I do agree it should be much better known and more widely used.

Wikipedia has a page titled 'List of Sitcoms Known for Negative Reception'.

Among the sitcoms mentioned is one from the BBC called 'The Wright Way'

The Wright Way
A 2013 BBC TV sitcom by Ben Elton starring David Haig as the director of the health and safety department of the fictional Baselricky Council implied to be in Essex. The first episode received negative reviews from critics. The second episode was heavily criticised by Tom Phillips in the New Statesman, who found it to be even worse than the first. Adam Postans in the Daily Mirror called it 'the worst sitcom ever'. Oliver Nagel of German blog britcoms.de included it in an article on "The Shitcoms of the year", commenting: "Worst. Sitcom. Ever.", "Gags that can hardly be described as such, dogmatism that speculates on approving laughter, gruesome characters – really everything is wrong here" and "With 'The Wright Way' Ben Elton has reached the very bottom."

If anyone is interested, this is a link to the Wikipedia article

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_sitcoms_known_for_negative_reception#W


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« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2020, 09:56:02 PM »
This has nothing to do with this topic, but I thought of you last night Mike when I watched a show in Australia called Hard Quiz and one of the contestant's special subject was Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. I won't tell you the outcome but it was most entertaining.

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« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2020, 03:23:42 AM »
I've heard of this prog. from some Aussie pals.
It seems to have some things in common with the UK favourite Mastermind.

I sometimes used to wonder what my specialist subject would be if ever I went on one of these quiz shows.
'The Works of Douglas Adams' might be a possibilty.
Somebody once said that a Douglas Adams fan is someone who doesn't find it odd to see The Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy' described as 'A trilogy in five parts'.

Or Eoin Colfer's sequel calling itself 'Part Six of Three'

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« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2020, 06:27:08 PM »
When he was waiting for his Nana to do something with him she would often tell our Grandson ''in a second''
It would always seem like hours to him so he coined the phrase ''Nana Second '' meaning an indeterminate amount of time.

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« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2020, 10:22:24 PM »
That's funny. For years my daughter thought a handbag was a ham bag.  And State of Origin was State of Oranges.

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« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2020, 11:46:38 PM »
There's a line in the Skye Boat Song that goes "Carry the lad that's born to be king". For years I thought it said "Larry the lamb was born to be king".


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« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2020, 02:33:18 AM »
There's a line in the Skye Boat Song that goes "Carry the lad that's born to be king". For years I thought it said "Larry the lamb was born to be king".



You've just reminded me of mishearing a certain song as "me ears are alight" ... 😁
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« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2020, 05:55:33 AM »
The sound of music?

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« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2020, 05:49:24 PM »
“Me ears are alight”
Desmond Dekker - The Israelites

Theres a whole world of misheard lyrics out there.

Excuse me while I kiss this guy!

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« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2020, 05:49:35 PM »
“Me ears are alight”
Desmond Dekker - The Israelites

Theres a whole world of misheard lyrics out there.

Excuse me while I kiss this guy!

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« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2020, 06:35:45 PM »
Many years ago a singer called Gary Shearston had a hit with Cole Porter's "I get a kick out of you". Right at the end there's a very strange muttering that I could never make out - I eventually discovered that for some bizarre reason he mentioned the name of his girlfriend, Kristiana Maria Konchevsky. A DJ who at the time had a penchant for deliberately misquoting song lyrics translated the muttering as "crispy onion rings and chips". To this day I still think that's what Shearston says.