Things you have been slow to realise


#1242

Twenty years I’ve owned Abbey Road; listened a few hundred times; the breakdown from Polythene Pam into Bathroom Window may be my favourite few seconds of Beatles…I only just learned today that John Lennon is saying “Listen to that, Mal” and not whatever gibberish I mumble when singing along.


#1243

I need to listen to this again myself now


#1244

Wouldn’t be an issue if they got someone who can pronounce Bath correctly.


#1245

Had no idea Tom Ravenscroft was John Peels son.


#1246

A “six-pack” of toned abdominal muscles is named so due to its similarity in appearance to a six-pack of canned beer when viewed from above


#1247

That skunk (cannabis) is so called because the smell is akin to a skunk’s spray. Discovered that today as I drove over about six dead ones.


#1248

ftfy


#1249

Orléans in France is the old Orleans to New Orleans in the US


#1250

Aniseed = anise seed


#1251

Amsterdam in The Netherlands is the Old Amsterdam to New Amsterdam in the US. Or is it York in the UK that’s Old York? Or something


#1252

Both


#1253

Why they changed it I can’t say
People just liked it better that way

THANKS FOR THE CONSTANTINOPLE EARWORM GUYS!


#1254

That’s nobody’s business but the Turks


#1255

'ave it:


#1256

Well actually New York was named after the Duke of York not the city of York…


#1257

in the top 5 ‘terrible slavery pricks’ of history, no less!


#1258

That is as maybes, but what about


#1259

Oh yeah - I didn’t realise until relatively recently that Marigold (re: washing up gloves) is a brand name and not just quaint cultural slang.


#1260

i only found this out recently too


#1261

Those pineapple slices that come in tins must be some tiny ass pineapples