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Rocket Sheep
October 20th, 2004, 10:50 PM
Here's a fun little writing challenge for those of you who want to be published by the bbc:

Linguistic Love-in (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/3755482.stm)

October 28th, 2004, 09:31 PM
Thats the craziest thing I've seen in a while.

October 28th, 2004, 09:36 PM
That's an interesting list, though I think I prefer the Billy Joel list:

Josef Stalin, Malenkov, Nasser and Prokofiev
Rockefeller, Campanella, Communist Bloc

Roy Cohn, Juan Peron, Toscanini, dacron
Dien Bien Phu and "Rock Around the Clock"

Einstein, James Dean, Brooklyn's got a winning team
Davy Crockett, "Peter Pan", Elvis Presley, Disneyland

Bardot, Budapest, Alabama, Khrushchev
Princess Grace, "Peyton Place", trouble in the Suez


Little Rock, Pasternak, Mickey Mantle, Kerouac
Sputnik, Chou En-Lai, "Bridge on the River Kwai"

Lebanon, Charles de Gaulle, California baseball
Starkweather, homicide, children of thalidomide

Buddy Holly, "Ben-Hur", space monkey, Mafia
hula hoops, Castro, Edsel is a no go

U2, Syngman Rhee, payola and Kennedy
Chubby Checker, "Psycho", Belgians in the Congo


Hemingway, Eichmann, "Stranger in a Strange Land"
Dylan, Berlin, Bay of Pigs Invasion

"Lawrence of Arabia", British Beatlemania
Ole Miss, John Glenn, Liston beats Patterson

Pope Paul, Malcolm X, British politician sex
JFK, blown away, what else do I have to say

etc (147 words there, according to word count). :D


(Trekkies not until 1976? Pah!) :D

October 29th, 2004, 12:24 PM
What were they calling Generation X in 1952? :confused: :p