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Bondee
1191719.  Wed May 11, 2016 2:24 pm Reply with quote

I'm thinking it's a bit of a niche joke...

 
PDR
1191720.  Wed May 11, 2016 2:38 pm Reply with quote

More of a crevice joke, perhaps.

PDR

 
Efros
1191721.  Wed May 11, 2016 2:43 pm Reply with quote

crevasse?

 
PDR
1191722.  Wed May 11, 2016 2:44 pm Reply with quote

Depends on the individual

PDR

 
nitwit02
1191734.  Wed May 11, 2016 7:48 pm Reply with quote

bemahan wrote:
This is the version we used to sing, ending with the chopping off your head bit that swot mentioned.
"Oranges and Lemons" say the Bells of St. Clements 
"You owe me five Farthings" say the Bells of St. Martin's  
"When will you Pay me?" say the Bells of Old Bailey 
"When I grow Rich" say the Bells of Shoreditch 
"When will that be?" say the Bells of Stepney 
"I do not know" say the Great Bell of Bow.

It's all about the money, money.

Edit: just seen the link in suze's post.


Them's the lyrics as used by Mr. Miller. However, no chopping of heads, instead;

"Here comes a candle to light you to bed
Here comes an angel, to watch overhead".

 
Alfred E Neuman
1191743.  Thu May 12, 2016 1:07 am Reply with quote

PDR wrote:
Nah - it was very funny. Trust me in this.

PDR


Thanks for confirming...

 
PDR
1191749.  Thu May 12, 2016 2:14 am Reply with quote

I'm always happy to provide reassurance to people on such matters, as you know.

PDR

 
Strawberry
1191757.  Thu May 12, 2016 3:07 am Reply with quote

PDR wrote:
Today I learned that my DH Lawrence joke was too obscure even for this place...

PDR


Like a Thomas Hardy book. :P

 
PDR
1191762.  Thu May 12, 2016 4:12 am Reply with quote

Perhaps. But while DH Lawrence books can be interesting to read, Thomas Hardy books exist solely as a measure of boredom threshold and credulity limits, having pointless plots, utterly unbelievable characters and a narrative style that makes the phone book seem entertaining.

PDR

 
bemahan
1191773.  Thu May 12, 2016 7:00 am Reply with quote

PDR wrote:
Today I learned that my DH Lawrence joke was too obscure even for this place...
PDR

Maybe we didn't read your post. ;)

As for Thomas Hardy, we read the "Mayor of Casterbridge" at school and I enjoyed it so much that I went on to read his other books, including the cheery "Jude The Obscure". But then I also enjoyed Dickens's "Our Mutual Friend" and George Eliots's "Silas Marner" and "Mill on the Floss". I think part of the attraction for me is being taken back to life in a different age.

 
PDR
1191803.  Thu May 12, 2016 9:13 am Reply with quote

bemahan wrote:
PDR wrote:
Today I learned that my DH Lawrence joke was too obscure even for this place...
PDR

Maybe we didn't read your post. ;)


It's this one.

PDR

 
Alfred E Neuman
1191805.  Thu May 12, 2016 9:22 am Reply with quote

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moSFlvxnbgk

 
crissdee
1191807.  Thu May 12, 2016 9:28 am Reply with quote

PDR wrote:
Today I learned that my DH Lawrence joke was too obscure even for this place...

PDR


I read it, and got it.

 
bemahan
1191809.  Thu May 12, 2016 10:22 am Reply with quote

I would have got it, had I seen the post but I don't think I would have commented.

 
Spike
1191813.  Thu May 12, 2016 10:48 am Reply with quote

Perhaps you should indicated you'd like a response; added R.S.V.P to your post...

 

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