Musings on the byways of popular culture
10/04/2018 by SteveT 69 Comments
10/04/2018 at 19:43
Billybob Dylan says
10/04/2018 at 20:08
Rigid Digit says
10/04/2018 at 20:09
10/04/2018 at 20:20
Mrs D recently suggested we visit a Vagiterian Restaurant.
It might be peurile, but beer came out of my nose
10/04/2018 at 21:54
Moose the Mooche says
11/04/2018 at 08:58
Is there gas all around my hat pt. 94
13/04/2018 at 21:15
Lando Cakes says
10/04/2018 at 22:14
My dear old mum refers to my kitchen appliance as ‘your George Formby grill’.
Every time I use it now, I feel compelled to say “Turned out nice again!”
OK, not a misspelling but things were going that way.
Colin H says
10/04/2018 at 22:23
Do you also feel reminded to clean those kitchen windows?
10/04/2018 at 22:37
I’m afraid so. To no avail though.
11/04/2018 at 21:47
In other news, in Zaire in 1974 Mohammed Ali had a very well-publicised fight with a goofy banjolele player from Lanacashire.
“Iiiiii’m leanin’ on the lampost at the corner-OOF, ya bugger!”
11/04/2018 at 22:56
His name was Muhammad Ali, Mooseyperson..
10/04/2018 at 22:28
Couple that got my goat:
That, right there, illustrates the range of my existence (more to the Matalan end if I’m honest!).
10/04/2018 at 22:32
See also Mary Hopkin. She must despair.
Yes indeed. Funnily enough, it doesn’t seem to apply the other way. Anthony Hopkins is never erroneously named Anthony Hopkin.
10/04/2018 at 22:40
Interesting. What about Cliff & Keith – another example of same phenomenon?
Black Type says
10/04/2018 at 22:50
Didn’t Keith deliberately style himself ‘Richard, no s’ for many years? Something to do with a fall-out with his father, IIRC.
10/04/2018 at 22:56
true but I’m referring to people’s annoying but seemingly natural tendency to add an ‘s’ rather than remove one.
Abergavenny Thursday says
12/04/2018 at 00:51
I liked Keef’s puppet on Spitting Images.
The really annoying one is “Suits you” from The Fast Show. No wonder Whitehouse is so miserable when the people shouting it at him in the street can’t even get it right in the first place.
Black Celebration says
12/04/2018 at 11:23
Richard Herring used to call the then PM “John Majors” and I found very funny because I am sure that many bewildered people genuinely added the ‘s’ like they do with Cliff.
11/04/2018 at 03:46
The day Hawking’s death was announced, a quick search on Twitter for “Stephen Hawkins” led to page after page of irritating results.
11/04/2018 at 08:55
Written by a bunch of people from Essex?
10/04/2018 at 22:54
My mum famously went into HMV to ask for ‘the INKS album’ as a Christmas present for me. I have greatly enjoyed Kick ever since.
11/04/2018 at 08:56
Remember King’s X?
Was it King’s Cross or King Sex?
12/04/2018 at 07:16
Having worked for Camden Council in the late 1970s I can confirm it was definitely “King Sex”. Our office overlooked Argyle Street where there are many hotels who rent the room by the hour !
12/04/2018 at 11:20
Crikey. What do they do for the other 59 minutes?
11/04/2018 at 11:09
Ha ha. On a similar tip my grandmother announced to us, at the height of Britpop,
“I don’t like that Ozzis”.
It took us a while to work out who she was on about, but longer to stop laughing.
11/04/2018 at 00:21
Mrs M referred to “Squashing Pumpkins” the other day
(Not really a mis-spelling but close enough)
11/04/2018 at 02:49
It’s gotten this far and no-one’s mentioned Odessey And Oracle…?
11/04/2018 at 08:57
The cover artist couldn’t spell so they were stuck with it.
11/04/2018 at 10:12
Similarly, the track Roll Em Easy by Little Feat should be called Roll Me Easy, but was a victim of a typesetting mistake that nobody spotted, so they left it that way
11/04/2018 at 10:29
One word: Electrif.
12/04/2018 at 03:28
11/04/2018 at 11:52
Also Pretzel Logic and Pretzle Logic.
11/04/2018 at 12:46
Supposedly that one was deliberate. The photographer took the photo because of the mis-spelling, and the title was chosen to suit the photo. Either the song (in which pretzels are not mentioned at all) was named after the album or vice-versa.
11/04/2018 at 12:48
I have never met a pretzel seller, but I plan to find the time.
11/04/2018 at 05:39
Nick Lowe apparently released an ep called Bowi after Bowie released his Low album.
What a wag.
11/04/2018 at 09:24
And The Rumour (without Graham Parker) released an album call Max.
11/04/2018 at 21:07
Not apparently, he did
11/04/2018 at 21:09
And, bloody hell, having that very Max LP, apart from thinking it an odd name, only now, on perhaps the 3rd or 4th reading of this post do I “get” it.
11/04/2018 at 05:55
My best man’s mum drinks Decapitated Coffee
That’s made my day!⬆️
12/04/2018 at 07:52
Not a campuccino or an expresso?
12/04/2018 at 11:03
I’ll have a cuppa chino
I’ve heard it said
12/04/2018 at 11:21
It has crossed my mind in the past to launch a frothy PG Tips based beverage called a “Cuppa Tea-no” but I’m not sure it would be very nice.
11/04/2018 at 08:39
This reminds me of the Boo Hewerdine game of remove one letter from an act to imagine on a theatre sign. I believe Chin Crisis was the winner.
Harry Tufnell says
11/04/2018 at 10:42
Or The Grateful Dad
11/04/2018 at 21:40
There’s a lot going on there.
12/04/2018 at 03:30
Only because The Cunt Bishops was considered too rude
11/04/2018 at 11:54
A friend once referred to the Arctic Mondays.
11/04/2018 at 12:13
My stepdaughter famously chooses inaccurate guesses as to the name of things, forever remembered by the time sh complained about how jehovah’s witnesses made her fart. It was jerusalem artichokes.
11/04/2018 at 13:43
My non-native mother-in-law, God rest her soul, described buying a pair of Cod Liver Oil trousers.
For those not fluent in Spanglish, she meant Corduroy.
hubert rawlinson says
11/04/2018 at 13:10
Not famous but I once saw a t shirt printing place with a t shirt on display outside advertising the colours that were available.
Flourescent Blue etc
Not the best of adverts.
Oh not forgetting Patrick Thistle.
11/04/2018 at 15:10
My wife sat next to a nervous woman on a plane who told her that she couldn’t wait to get her feet back on Terracotta.
11/04/2018 at 16:09
A work colleague couldn’t decide to tell a telephone caller that something required a condition or regulation, and flustered told them there was a constipation.
11/04/2018 at 21:39
Perhaps she has a stone floor in her kitchen.
That she really likes.
count jim moriarty says
11/04/2018 at 16:03
The one that has always annoyed me is the many and ongoing references to some singer by the name of Ian Drury.
11/04/2018 at 20:24
An ex girlfriend of mine whose first language was German was introduced to a card game in the UK, she famously then asked for another game of “Bugger thy Neighbour”
11/04/2018 at 21:24
Years ago I took my class of language school students to Lewes Crown Court to watch a trial. At one point the prosecution outlined what the alleged rapist had done to his victim. I leant over to my group in the gallery and whispered “Do you understand what ‘buggery’ is?” and a Spanish girl said: “Oh yes – it’s when someone goes into your house and steals your things.”
11/04/2018 at 21:38
In a metaphorical sense, she’s correct.
11/04/2018 at 21:33
second mention of Lewes in a week!
11/04/2018 at 23:00
If it wasn’t for Lewes Crown Court nobody would know the place existed.
I wonder how many people spell it Lewis..
12/04/2018 at 07:30
” . . . nobody would know the place existed.”
Ummm – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewes_Bonfire
Spelling? In my experience, not many.
12/04/2018 at 17:15
Even my ma knew the difference, born on Lewis then lived in Lewes. It’s the buggers who confuse it with the Looes of Cornwall, calling it the same as their plural is pronounced.
12/04/2018 at 00:54
Van der Graaf Generator.
12/04/2018 at 07:28
When Viagra first appeared on the scene,a discussion at work led to a colleague announcing “I don’t need Viagra,I’m not incompetent!”
15/04/2018 at 19:29
When this bald aussie singer sings: “Who’s gonna shave me?”, I don’t care about the blue sky mine, but I know an easy job when I see it…
15/04/2018 at 19:58
Keith Moon must be the only member of the Who not to be plagued by misspellings. I wonder if Daltry, Entwhistle and Townsend got used to it.
15/04/2018 at 20:06
And not only “Daltry, Entwhistle and Townsend”
There’s ‘Kenny’ Jones, too
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