Am I the only one?

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Re: Am I the only one?

Postby Doorstop » Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:01 pm

Dot wrote:Does anyone know what the lyrics of 'Pass the Dutchie' mean?

Perhaps I am in a minority but have never really known what the song was about.
I read somewhere that a 'dutchie' is some sort of an oven or a cooking pot in Jamaica.
I wondered if song was about people on drugs?


Dutchie is not the original word in the lyrics (originally by the Mighty Diamonds). It replaced koutchie which is a marijuana pipe. The song really implies to pass the marijuana to the left while sitting in a circle to make sure everyone gets their turn.

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Re: Am I the only one?

Postby The Egg Man » Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:02 pm

I'm content to 'let the fuckers work that one out' for themselves.
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Re: Am I the only one?

Postby The Egg Man » Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:04 pm

Doorstop wrote:
Dot wrote:Does anyone know what the lyrics of 'Pass the Dutchie' mean?

Perhaps I am in a minority but have never really known what the song was about.
I read somewhere that a 'dutchie' is some sort of an oven or a cooking pot in Jamaica.
I wondered if song was about people on drugs?


Dutchie is not the original word in the lyrics (originally by the Mighty Diamonds). It replaced koutchie which is a marijuana pipe. The song really implies to pass the marijuana to the left while sitting in a circle to make sure everyone gets their turn.




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Re: Am I the only one?

Postby Dot » Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:18 pm

Thanks for all the replies. ::):
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Re: Am I the only one?

Postby Bridie » Sat Oct 06, 2012 9:29 am

Anyone explain why the New Statesman article has a picture of a sofa waiting to be collected by the council and calling it "poverty in Scotland?"

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Re: Am I the only one?

Postby The Egg Man » Sat Oct 06, 2012 11:51 am

I does seem rather odd. I don't suppose Jon Cruddas chose the pic or wrote the 'Poverty in Scotland: How can Labour help the whole country?' line.
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Re: Am I the only one?

Postby Josef » Sat Oct 06, 2012 12:10 pm

It's not odd at all.

'Glasgow tenements' are lazy shorthand for poverty. If you can throw in a Farmfoods carrier bag, some abandoned furniture and a mother with a child in a pushchair rather than a 4x4, so much the better.

You can get a very long way down that speech indeed before you come across something that couldn't just as easily have been said by David Cameron, btw.
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Re: Am I the only one?

Postby Bridie » Sat Oct 06, 2012 6:30 pm

Josef wrote:It's not odd at all.

'Glasgow tenements' are lazy shorthand for poverty. If you can throw in a Farmfoods carrier bag, some abandoned furniture and a mother with a child in a pushchair rather than a 4x4, so much the better.

You can get a very long way down that speech indeed before you come across something that couldn't just as easily have been said by David Cameron, btw.

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Re: Am I the only one?

Postby mrlipring » Sat Oct 06, 2012 10:52 pm

I'm more annoyed at the resizing job that's been done on the photo of the couch outside the tenement. Noticeable aliasing, moire on the blinds too. Amateurs! ::):
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Re: Am I the only one?

Postby Bridie » Sun Oct 07, 2012 8:24 am

mrlipring wrote:I'm more annoyed at the resizing job that's been done on the photo of the couch outside the tenement. Noticeable aliasing, moire on the blinds too. Amateurs! ::):

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As Josef pointed out would a photograph "prosperity in Glasgow" have a waitrose carrier bag caught in the wipers of a 4x4
and would it be outside a block of tenements with a front garden? Tricky thing this stereotyping!
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Re: Am I the only one?

Postby dimairt » Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:06 pm

Just watched University Challenge, neither team could answer any of the questions on Elvis. What are we teaching our young people these days?

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Re: Am I the only one?

Postby Josef » Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:54 pm

dimairt wrote:Just watched University Challenge, neither team could answer any of the questions on Elvis. What are we teaching our young people these days?

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71fuhzYDeT4


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Re: Am I the only one?

Postby dimairt » Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:45 pm

Josef wrote:
dimairt wrote:Just watched University Challenge, neither team could answer any of the questions on Elvis. What are we teaching our young people these days?

Durachdan,

Eddy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71fuhzYDeT4


They're all too busy watching the detectives.



They also failed on three questions on contemporary Scottish literature.

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Re: Am I the only one?

Postby The Egg Man » Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:06 am

As I recall there was only one Scot out of all eight contestants. Why might anyone expect a knowledge of contemporary Scottish literature, unless you're including Harry POtter?
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Re: Am I the only one?

Postby Josef » Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:01 am

The Egg Man wrote:As I recall there was only one Scot out of all eight contestants. Why might anyone expect a knowledge of contemporary Scottish literature, unless you're including Harry POtter?


Why might you expect a knowledge of Greek Mythology, Roman historians, nineteenth-century UK politics, or any other subject you might conceivably be asked questions on?

As it happens I could probably tell you more about contemporary Norwegian authors than Scots ones, but regardless, every single work of fiction by a living UK author I've bought in the last twenty years has been by a Scot, with one exception. And the exception has lived in Italy for decades.

Is this that Weegie anti-culture thing again, or just the anti-Scotland thing? Both baffle me. What's it all about?
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