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Author Topic: Sat., 7/11 Barry C. Silk  (Read 1967 times)

magus

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Sat., 7/11 Barry C. Silk
« on: July 11, 2015, 08:53:06 AM »
THEME:   none, but only 26 blocks
   
GOOD ONES:     
Head makeup   SUDS [as in beer not powder, etc.]   
Throw in a pen   WARM UP [as in baseball, not prison or farm enclosure]   
Bears, often   SELLERS [stock traders, not animals or football players]   
   
BTW:   
Half of sei   TRE [in Rome, not here]   
   
The same in Sauternes   EGALE [not even sure if it's true in France: isn't it egal]   
   
"In the Summertime" by Mungo Jerry is not only a terrible sounding song; it's lyrics are sexist and classist.  Thanks for the memory, Barry.  And thanks for crossing EDAHAME with LENA (as some river and not the singer) at the E!   
   
   
RATING:    ;D ;D
Three grins = Loved it; Two grins = Enjoyed it; One grin = A bit bland for my taste; One teardrop = Not much fun   

rbe

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Re: Sat., 7/11 Barry C. Silk
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2015, 11:31:43 AM »
EDAMAME
Couldn't resist.  ;)

Thomps2525

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Re: Sat., 7/11 Barry C. Silk
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2015, 03:53:10 PM »
The French word égale is a noun meaning "equal." The adjectival form of the word is égal, which can also mean "even; level" when referring to a surface. A useful phrase to know is Ça m'est égal. It means "I don't care." :)

The lyrics of In The Summertime are pretty tame compared to the sex-and-violence themes of so many 1990s-2000s rap songs. Here is a sample:

"When the weather's fine
You got women, you got women on your mind
Have a drink, have a drive
Go out and see what you can find...
When the winter's here, yeah, it's party time
Bring your bottle, wear your bright clothes..."

Yes, fairly tame.....although the admonition to drink and drive certainly didn't show any wisdom!









magus

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Re: Sat., 7/11 Barry C. Silk
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2015, 09:13:45 AM »
But you omitted the sexism and class snobbery which follow your quotation.  Why did you omit the relevant lyric?

Thomps2525

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Re: Sat., 7/11 Barry C. Silk
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2015, 01:52:49 PM »
I didn't want to include PG13-rated lyrics on a G-rated crossword discussion site, but, since you asked:

"If her daddy's rich, take her out for a meal
If her daddy's poor, just do what you feel
Speed along the lane
Do a ton or a ton an' twenty-five
When the sun goes down
You can make it, make it good in a lay-by"

In the United Kingdom, a lay-by is a paved area at the side of a highway where drivers can stop in an emergency. Or, in Mungo Jerry's case, for an illicit liaison.

 


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