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What's your Earwig?!

By gadgetgirl ·
According to Maecuff, an Earwig is a tune that gets through your ear into your brain, and drives you to distraction!

As an earwig-squasher, how about posting your earwig on the discussion to see if one of your peers can get rid of it for you?

It needn?t just be earwigs ? it could be that tune that you heard a few notes of on the way into work, and is constantly playing in your head.

Or you?re trying to find a particular track but you don?t know the artist.

Or you know the artist but not the track.

I know there are sites out there that do this, but I think this will be much more fun! Besides that, it?s Friday, we?re all on wind-down for the weekend anyway.

(that?s apart from the fact that the majority of people where I work are still constrained by the fact that we?ve all lost our user drive on the network??.ohwhatapitynevermind?? and I?m bored??.) ;\

My particular earwig this morning ? and one that I don?t want squished ? is a Status Quo track which was blasting on the radio on the way in called ?The Party Ain?t Over Yet?????and my boss keeps asking me to stop head-banging over the keyboard??


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Neil, have this one too

by gadgetgirl In reply to You're welcome!

because it's been driving me nuts all morning (ok, even more nuts than normal!)and I have no idea what started it....

after oooooooh!

yingtongyingtongyingtongtiddle-i-po, tiddle-i-po!

ah, that feels better!


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Cure for "Musical Cooties"

by CharlieSpencer In reply to What's your Earwig?!

I've heard the term "Musical Cooties" as an alternative to "earwig". The idea is not just to get rid of the tune, but to actively inflict it on someone else.

When I get a real clunker stuck in my head, I can usually run it off with a few choruses of Maria's "I Feel Pretty" from "West Side Story". Yeah, it's sappy, but it does a good job of evicting whatever else is stuck in my head. It also has the added benefit of driving others to claw their ears off when I sing it out loud.

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NeilB! nuther translation....

by gadgetgirl In reply to Cure for "Musical Cooties ...

what the livin'eck is a cootie?!

(will you PLEASE hurry up with that cultural translation program you're writing!!)


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That's an easy one

by neilb@uk In reply to NeilB! nuther translatio ...

British Naval slang for a head louse. It's mentioned in Hornblower. I didn't even have to look it up.

Though I'm assuming that it means the same over there!


Supplied free by Neil's Translation Services for the betterment of Humanity (and because it's Friday and sunny)

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by CharlieSpencer In reply to That's an easy one

The louse definition is not used commonly over here. It's more often used to describe an imaginary critter tranferred between opposite sexes, usually referred to in juvenile conversations. "Janey, don't let him touch you; he'll get his cooties all over you!" They're regarded as an imaginary venereal disease for pre-teens. Also used as a synonym for for terms such as "Tonsil Hockey", "Swapping Spit", "Tongue Wrestling", "Copping a Feel", "Grab ***", etc.

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Thank you

by neilb@uk In reply to Negative.

I'll add it all to the cross-cultural database

I don't think we've got an equivalent...

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by gadgetgirl In reply to Thank you

I bloody well hope not!

~walks away muttering~

~uncivilised bunch~


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Sexy louse

by ozi Eagle In reply to Negative.

There is a louse that lives exclusively in the pubic hair, and thus can be transferred between the sexes.

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Ah, I'd forgotten about them

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Sexy louse

Stateside we call them "crabs", as in "Don't drop matches in the toilet, the crabs have learned how to pole-vault."

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I had to found out also

by Neil Higgins In reply to NeilB! nuther translatio ...

and apparently it's little bugs in your head.Yuk.That bloody tune,or whatever which wont go away.As a Brit,I also like lots of music from across the pond.I find Green Day's "wake me up when september ends"goes off through my lugholes for no apparent reason.But maybe I'm just mad...:)

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