May 042016

Sometimes, writing this blog brings unexpected results. Like the time I tried to give a controversial figure’s viewpoint some air time, but infuriated him in the process and ended up having to ban him. Or the time I hosted a haiku contest and ended up with the best animated GIF ever.

Some good, some bad, but always unexpected.

Like yesterday.

It seems I’d written something over a month ago about the strangely traditional things that I and our group say when encountering certain circumstances. As an example, I talked about the awful faux-Scottish accent I completely butcher while trying to say “Ruddy Fungus”.

It was a fun article to write, and judging by the comments and views, seemed to be one that many of you enjoyed too. Nothing special, just fun, and that was that.

Or so I thought.

Yesterday, out of the blue, Quijonn (the author of The Stormreach Campaign) who is actually Scottish added this to the article comments:

Ruddy Fungus

Just click the image. Click it already!

Not the image – those are from Merriam-Webster. The sound clip!

It is perfect! So exactly the way I thought it would sound! Awesome!

And so unexpected.

I’ve been playing it over and over and it makes me laugh every time.

As if any further proof was needed, you all are the best part of this blog.

The best part.

Thank you!

πŸ™‚ πŸ˜€ πŸ™‚

  6 Responses to “The Way It Was Meant To Be Said”

Comments (6)
  1. oh yes, must having the rolling r’s πŸ™‚

  2. Ahh the many accents of the British Isles πŸ™‚ Lots of fun, and often hilarious for us watching our cousins over the pond getting confused, or mangling an attempt – tip, Dick Van Dyke is NOT how you do it.. and never attempt to use “bloody hell” or “bollocks” without some considerable training first πŸ˜€

    • Funny you should mention ol’ Dicky; I have been watching a lot of movies from the thirties through to the sixties over the last few years. This past weekend I dipped into some old Disneys and came up with Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Besides revisiting some childhood impressions I (re)learned a few new or forgotten things; I dislike Dicky V’s improvisational skills, Benny Hill is the toy maker! Benny Boobies, slap the old man on the head, flipping Hill!! Wow!!! How did I forget that one.
      Also on the bill was the fearsome and terrifying(when I was a munchkin) child catcher played by Robert Helpmann. His mannerisms stuck in my mind and I needed to google the answer; he played a part in the Red Shoes 1948, part of my criterion collection of blue rays.

      • i really need to watch some of the older films, it’s just a matter of finding the time πŸ™‚ I’ve made a point of watching the main Kurosawa ones though.

        As for childhood, i was born in 81 so it was most of the usual stuff for me – though looking back on those, some of the British made ones were astonishingly dark – Watership Down is magnificent & a work of art IMO, probably one of my all-time favourite films, but it was also famous for being downright traumatic for many adults, let alone kids.. and i recently watched Plague Dogs (same writer & animation team), crikey it’s worse than most horror films. The Snowman is another one that’s a beautiful work of art (how many films have an art style where you can literally see the texture of the paper?), but with a stark ending that may just leave you speechless.

        • In complete agreement on the Watership Down and thanks for the heads up on the other two. The girlfriend and I have a game we play with making connections from film to film as a way to choose “next film”. A particular performance or new face or can’t place the face in one film is our “one degree of separation” to our next film. No research allowed so although I have exposure to this that and another, I’m prohibited from researching the full bios on this or that πŸ˜‰
          I’m behind on the Kurosawa myself, most of his work I know through the tributes or knock-offs of others.
          Friend took advantage of a sale on Criterion a few years back to complete his collection… One of the small regrets in my life, missing that one. πŸ™‚

  3. πŸ™‚ yvw

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