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  • #61322

    Matthew
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    the highly unusual way Jeff Lynne ( Electric Light Orchestra, Travelling Wilburys ) pronounces “creeping” ?

    Just askin’

    #61323

    pennygirl
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    In Rockaria? No.

    #61324

    Matthew
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    And “Mr. Blue Sky “…amongst others, but yes, in particular in “Rockaria”.

    Which, imho, rocks rather largely.

    #61325

    pennygirl
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    Great tune. It sounds fine to me, but then again, I’m from his neck of the woods.

    #61326

    Matthew
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    Birmingham, England?

    #61327

    pennygirl
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    Not far.

    #61339

    VeganBiker
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    Matthew – PG beat me to it but I was about to say that if you are from Birmingham UK then you might talk like Jeff! Both PG and me are from the UK, I went to art school in Birmingham many years ago and can vouch for the fact that he has a Brummie accent.

    #61352

    Edog
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    I think the real question is can they call that “Johnny Winter Live from Japan” when he is that close to death?

    #61410

    Matthew
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    WellI certainly have been schooled in this thread, that is for sure. Thank you for the education.

    #61420

    Smells Fishy
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    You got that right, my friend. I have to admit, I did too. PG and VB are our resident Brits even if they claim to be Welch.

    #61423

    pennygirl
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    It’s not Welch, it’s Welsh. Wales also happens to be part of Great Britain.That’s like saying you are American even though you claim to be from WA State.

    Or something like that…

    #61457

    VeganBiker
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    Well said pg.
    I like to say it’s like GB is like America and Wales is like Canada only much smaller, Wales is a country in the bigger Great Briton and Canada is a country in America. The United States of America is another country in America.
    BC – “Welch” is something people from the USA do on their bets.

    #61458

    saffythepook
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    As long as we’re getting schooled, shortening the “United States of America” to “America” can be offensive to our Latin American neighbors. After all, they’re (Central or South) American too. If you want to shorten it, go with “United States” or just “US”.

    #61459

    Ernie
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    VB, the US and Canada have completely independent governments, aren’t England and Wales administered under basically the same set of laws more like PG’s US/WA example? Like, does Wales have it’s own Parliament?

    I apologize if this is a dumb question, I always thought they were more closely tied governmentally.

    #61461

    pennygirl
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    Ernie – Wales has a National Assembly that has (limited) law making powers without having to get the ok from the UK govt. That said, their hands are tied on most things.

    Saffy The Pook – sorry for referring to the US as America. And yes, if you are from the US, Jeff Lynne’s pronunciation of ‘creeping’ might sound a little odd.

    #61464

    VeganBiker
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    Ernie – like pg mentioned, Wales does have a National Assembly that is a Welsh government body, however Wales is a country, has it’s own language,flag and national anthem. Unfortunately it was invaded and occupied by the English many years ago. Like the Scots, the Welsh are still attempting to become an independent nation again.
    So, no, it is not the same as a state in a country but more like a country alongside another country.

    #61467

    Matthew
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    wow…and this is related to Jeff Lynne’s pronunciations how?

    I think I will start another random music post, just for the simple pleasure of seeing where it ends up. Highly recreational. Watch for it soon!

    #61468

    Edog
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    GB is like America and Wales is like Canada only much smaller

    Oh come now Veganbiker! Are you really that dull compared to the rest of GB? And surely not all Welshman are so burly, strapping and homely, just as I assume your women are not so plain? Lastly I’m pretty sure Welsh hockey s*cks balls, not that I’ve ever seen it.

    #61518

    VeganBiker
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    Matthew – welcome to the My Ballard Forum! When you post a random ‘Topic” here it can lead to anything and nothing.. Loads of fun.

    #61519

    VeganBiker
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    Edog – I was comparing the governmental logistics of Wales, not the people. Welsh men are all stocky miners or sheep farmers and play rugby and sing in male voice choirs and drink lots of warm beer. And on Sundays we go to chapel and speak a language that nobody but themselves can understand. So a bit like Canadian men, I suppose.
    Welsh women are totally different, they are beauty personified, a wonder to behold. Most male visitors to Wales are awed by the Welsh women’s good looks and charmed by their womanly ways.

    #61525

    pennygirl
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    What he said.

    #61526

    VeganBiker
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    #61529

    Edog
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    Ruh-roh!

    #61532

    Matthew
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    Thanks Vegan. I was on the “old” forum as well, and noted how things stumbled off the tracks. Always a good time.

    FYI, I am a Canadian myself, and am well aware of how wonderful we are. LOL.

    #61546

    pennygirl
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    Love those pictures VB!

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