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PostSubject: Why do I have to be so damn dumb???   Tue May 27, 2008 7:43 pm




Is it Stray Cats?? Or THE Stray Cats???

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PostSubject: Re: Why do I have to be so damn dumb???   Tue May 27, 2008 8:03 pm

Yes
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PostSubject: Re: Why do I have to be so damn dumb???   Tue May 27, 2008 8:54 pm

Budgie, sometimes you gotta put 'The' in front of Stray Cats so that it makes sense in a sentence.... uhuh..


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PostSubject: Re: Why do I have to be so damn dumb???   Tue May 27, 2008 9:14 pm

Kid Setzer wrote:
Budgie, sometimes you gotta put 'The' in front of Stray Cats so that it makes sense in a sentence.... uhuh..


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Ahhhhhhhh... like when you put "The" in front of Brian so that it makes sense. I got'cha!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Why do I have to be so damn dumb???   Tue May 27, 2008 9:43 pm

If you have the Rumble in Brixton DVD, the insert will clear it up for you. There is no "The".

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PostSubject: Re: Why do I have to be so damn dumb???   Tue May 27, 2008 10:27 pm

OK, settle a bet between me and my 5-year-old. Is it "Bear Went Over the Mountain," or "The Bear Went Over the Mountain?"

Answer carefully. There's a 12-pack riding on it. Don't worry - she's not a hard drinker...

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PostSubject: Re: Why do I have to be so damn dumb???   Tue May 27, 2008 10:59 pm

Is the bear's name bear? Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Why do I have to be so damn dumb???   Tue May 27, 2008 11:36 pm

rickabilly wrote:
OK, settle a bet between me and my 5-year-old. Is it "Bear Went Over the Mountain," or "The Bear Went Over the Mountain?"

Answer carefully. There's a 12-pack riding on it. Don't worry - she's not a hard drinker...

The Rickabilly

5 of the 6 results on google say "The Bear Went Over the Mountain" and the lyrics also specify the article "The" at the beginning of the song....

unless...

the bear's name was Bear.

But i have a teacher's credential that I believe authorizes me to say it's the "The Bear, etc." in my professional opinion.

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PostSubject: Re: Why do I have to be so damn dumb???   Wed May 28, 2008 12:16 am

I just had a buddy from Chicago weigh in. Apparently, it's Da Bears Went Over Da Mountain and Crushed Da Patriots 56-10.

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PostSubject: Re: Why do I have to be so damn dumb???   Wed May 28, 2008 12:37 am

Epic answer Rick!!! lmao
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PostSubject: Re: Why do I have to be so damn dumb???   Wed May 28, 2008 12:48 am

rickabilly wrote:
I just had a buddy from Chicago weigh in. Apparently, it's Da Bears Went Over Da Mountain and Crushed Da Patriots 56-10.

Ditka-billy


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well there ya go... gooo beears... /minnesota accent and fargo reference...
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PostSubject: Re: Why do I have to be so damn dumb???   Wed May 28, 2008 3:34 pm

I'm listening to the Music Player right now, and I just heard "The Brian" himself say "When we started The Stray Cats..." It's in Cat's Story Part 1, at about 0:39 seconds.

So there you go! The guy who made up the name also sometimes forgets to NOT say the "The" in front of "Stray Cats"!
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PostSubject: Re: Why do I have to be so damn dumb???   Wed May 28, 2008 4:24 pm

Bear85 wrote:
I'm listening to the Music Player right now, and I just heard "The Brian" himself say "When we started The Stray Cats..." It's in Cat's Story Part 1, at about 0:39 seconds.

So there you go! The guy who made up the name also sometimes forgets to NOT say the "The" in front of "Stray Cats"!

However, if in that particular sentence Brian left out 'the', it wouldn't make as much sense. I think officially there is no 'the' but sometimes you add the 'the' depending on what context you are using it.


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PostSubject: Re: Why do I have to be so damn dumb???   Wed May 28, 2008 4:42 pm

Kid Setzer wrote:
However, if in that particular sentence Brian left out 'the', it wouldn't make as much sense. I think officially there is no 'the' but sometimes you add the 'the' depending on what context you are using it.


No, you are wrong. Just like if you said that Crowded House was playing somewhere... You wouldn't say "The Crowded House..."

Same way that "Squeeze" is plural... you don't say "Squeeze is back"... You say "Squeeze are back!" The laws of proper grammar do not apply to Rock and Roll!
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PostSubject: Re: Why do I have to be so damn dumb???   Wed May 28, 2008 4:49 pm

The laws of proper grammar are for direct written communication and a basis of knowledge of which to take liberties with for everything else !

so says me!
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PostSubject: Re: Why do I have to be so damn dumb???   Wed May 28, 2008 5:16 pm

Is it New Bohemians or THE New Bohemians?

Paul? Anton? Anybody?

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PostSubject: Re: Why do I have to be so damn dumb???   Wed May 28, 2008 5:41 pm

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Kid Setzer wrote:
However, if in that particular sentence Brian left out 'the', it wouldn't make as much sense. I think officially there is no 'the' but sometimes you add the 'the' depending on what context you are using it.


No, you are wrong. Just like if you said that Crowded House was playing somewhere... You wouldn't say "The Crowded House..."

Same way that "Squeeze" is plural... you don't say "Squeeze is back"... You say "Squeeze are back!" The laws of proper grammar do not apply to Rock and Roll!

I didn't say it was universal!! There are alot of rules in grammar, most of them are not universal - for instance " 'I' before 'E' except after 'C'" but there are a few words that do not apply to this... just go with your gut, that's the best option.


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PostSubject: Re: Why do I have to be so damn dumb???   Wed May 28, 2008 6:09 pm

Budgie wrote:
Just like if you said that Crowded House was playing somewhere... You wouldn't say "The Crowded House..."

Same way that "Squeeze" is plural... you don't say "Squeeze is back"... You say "Squeeze are back!" The laws of proper grammar do not apply to Rock and Roll!

Shocked Crowded House? Rock 'n' roll?
Squeeze? Rock 'n' roll? affraid

Btw, whoever did the Let's Go Faster cover didn't know there isn't a "the" either, apparently
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PostSubject: Re: Why do I have to be so damn dumb???   Wed May 28, 2008 6:25 pm

(((sigh))) you are soooo right Hellvis. The geniuses behind "Rant n Rave with The Stray Cats" also need to be sanctioned.

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PostSubject: Re: Why do I have to be so damn dumb???   Wed May 28, 2008 6:31 pm

peeteycat wrote:
Is it New Bohemians or THE New Bohemians?

Paul? Anton? Anybody?

Shafer-a-billy

Exactly!

Those of you who were outside the US or not yet born in 1989 will totally miss this reference, which may or may not be the root of all this "to THE or not to THE" nonsense.

David Letterman used to have a show on NBC from 1982-1993. It was on later than his current show, and it seemed quite a bit funnier, although I may have just been more immature. In any case, the week Edie Brickell was on the show with her band, Dave would fixate on whether or not it was Edie Brickell and New Bohemians (which sounded odd) or Edie Brickell and THE New Bohemians. It sure amused me at the time, but I guess ya had to be there. When Edie Brickell and New Bohemians finally played the program, Dave, flustered by his attraction to Edie (the future Mrs. Paul Simon), apologized for referring to the band incorrectly, furthering the joke.

And Dave and Paul Shaffer (his band leader) continued their mock confusion over the lack of "the" in front of New Bohemians, possibly making fun of the pretentiousness of it all. And the gag continued when a certain Long Island trio appeared on the program to perform Gene and Eddie. Those of you who have this on video will notice Dave trying to clarify that there's no "the" in front of Stray Cats.


Am I remembering this correctly, or is there more to the story?


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PostSubject: Re: Why do I have to be so damn dumb???   Wed May 28, 2008 6:38 pm

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Am I remembering this correctly, or is there more to the story?
I'm-Not-Aware-of-Too-Many-Things-a-billy PS - Beautiful Avatar, T!

Richard,
That's what happened AND.....my pal with the Grammys and the Gretsches replied....."NO 'THE' ".

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PostSubject: Re: Why do I have to be so damn dumb???   Wed May 28, 2008 6:56 pm

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That's what happened AND.....my pal with the Grammys and the Gretsches replied....."NO 'THE' ".


But there is, of course, a "THE" in front of Brian, right?

RIGHT???

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PostSubject: Re: Why do I have to be so damn dumb???   Wed May 28, 2008 7:17 pm

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But there is, of course, a "THE" in front of Brian, right?

RIGHT???

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For YOU Budge, of course.
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PostSubject: Re: Why do I have to be so damn dumb???   Wed May 28, 2008 8:36 pm

Awesome avatar, T!! But it looks like someone would rather be wearing their Mets shirt...

Just an observation.

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PostSubject: Re: Why do I have to be so damn dumb???   Thu May 29, 2008 1:12 am

so, does the young miss there aspire to be an english teacher?

Laughing

(she's so cute, btw!!!)

where can we get the Stray Cats rompers? that is adorable!
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