Verbal message

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wolram
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Have you ever had a verbal message, that has passed along a chain of
people and is nothing like the original?

One that my grandad always related was.

Officer in WW1, send reinforcements we are going to advance.

turned into, send three and four pence we are going to a dance.

three and four pence= three shillings and four pence pre decimal english
money.
 

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We call it the Telephone game here, in a large group you start the message and by the time it gets back around to you, it has changed a great deal.
 
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Chinese Whispers, surely?
 
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brewnog said:
Chinese Whispers, surely?
I heard it was called Try These Whiskers. Haha. :rolleyes:
 
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Purple monkey dishwasher.
 
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I heard it was called Try These Whiskers. Haha. :rolleyes:
Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear.
 
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Pour the money fishwalker.
 
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Poor honey, Skywalker.
 
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Door bunny fly-over
 
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In my family, our saying was always the same: "Rubber baby buggy bumpers."
 
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With my kids, it's "beef barney". One of them said "be funny" and I heard "beef barney". :redface: So, now that's what we say any time one of us hears something wrong. :zzz:

I love to tell my kids what I think the words are to some of the songs they listen to. One famous one is "blackeyed sis is growing up". :biggrin: Can anyone guess what song that is?
 
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Evo said:
... One famous one is "blackeyed sis is growing up". :biggrin: Can anyone guess what song that is?
Don't know.

I used to think that a certain popular tune on the radio in the 1970s was saying: "That ombudsman don't know which way to turn."
 
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I used to think that a certain popular tune on the radio in the 1970s was saying: "That ombudsman don't know which way to turn."
I always thought that the last line of the first verse in Radar Love was "It's a half-assed Ford and I'm shifting gears". :redface:
 
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I always thought that the last line of the first verse in Radar Love was "It's a half-assed Ford and I'm shifting gears". :redface:
I thought the Eagles were singing "It's a girl my Lord, in a black, bent Ford." :tongue2:
 
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Evo said:
With my kids, it's "beef barney". One of them said "be funny" and I heard "beef barney". :redface: So, now that's what we say any time one of us hears something wrong. :zzz:

I love to tell my kids what I think the words are to some of the songs they listen to. One famous one is "blackeyed sis is growing up". :biggrin: Can anyone guess what song that is?
I can't seem to find the song. I'm pretty sure it's Greenday, or maybe Blink182 and they are saying "I guess this is growing up." I looked for about half an hour and couldn't find it. :biggrin: I'm gonna lose sleep over this I can already tell.
 
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I'm gonna lose sleep over this I can already tell.
Can't you just count squished ants until you drift off?
 

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