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Re: Daft things you believed as a child

Postby IceMaiden » 13 Oct 2017, 15:00

This on's embarrasing as I was certainly not a child. I thought the Titanic was just a very successful story. I only found out differently a few years ago when they were doing all the write ups on it's anniversary and I asked someone why on earth people were making such a fuss about a fictional ship as it wasn't that good a film..... :oops: I'll never live that one down :oops: .
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Re: Daft things you believed as a child

Postby Rob Houghton » 13 Oct 2017, 15:05

IceMaiden wrote:This on's embarrasing as I was certainly not a child. I thought the Titanic was just a very successful story. I only found out differently a few years ago when they were doing all the write ups on it's anniversary and I asked someone why on earth people were making such a fuss about a fictional ship as it wasn't that good a film..... :oops: I'll never live that one down :oops: .


That beats them all, lol! :lol: Although maybe we should start a new thread called 'Daft things we thought as an adult...' ;-)
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hearts mad delight,
Sing on, sing on, and when the sun is gone
I'll warm me with your echoes
through the night.'

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Re: Daft things you believed as a child

Postby snugglepot » 14 Oct 2017, 00:24

When I was 7 we made our first family trip by train to visit my father's older sister who lived about two hours away from us in a place called Ryde in Sydney. We had to get out of the train and catch a bus to get to her apartment.
After this holiday, when I would hear the Beatles song "Ticket to Ride", I thought they were singing about going to Ryde where my Aunt lived.
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Re: Daft things you believed as a child

Postby Stephen » 14 Oct 2017, 05:29

Rob Houghton wrote:well, I never heard of a racecourse in Birmingham! :? there's one in Warwick and Worcester. Unless it was dog racing...?


Dogs...horses...neither of them racing interest me, so it could have been either!
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Re: Daft things you believed as a child

Postby Rob Houghton » 14 Oct 2017, 10:50

Well, Birmingham did have a couple of dog tracks - though i think both are closed now. :D
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Sing on, sing on, and when the sun is gone
I'll warm me with your echoes
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Re: Daft things you believed as a child

Postby Courtenay » 14 Oct 2017, 11:24

I now remember when I was really, really little, I thought there was no such thing as kings and queens except in story books. I must have twigged (there's that word again :wink: ) I was wrong there pretty early on, though, considering we have Queen Elizabeth II on our coins in Australia the same as here (not on our stamps, mind you) and Charles and Diana were big news throughout my childhood! :lol:
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Re: Daft things you believed as a child

Postby Moonraker » 14 Oct 2017, 11:33

Courtenay wrote:I now remember when I was really, really little


You're not that big now!
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Re: Daft things you believed as a child

Postby KEVP » 14 Oct 2017, 15:37

(Paul McCartney had a female cousin who together with her husband owned a pub in Ryde. He and John once went to visit them. Paul admits that that was at least partly the inspiration for the song)
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Re: Daft things you believed as a child

Postby Darrell71 » 14 Oct 2017, 19:32

My aunt used to own a restaurant called LittleBeat. (It wasn't actually named that I'm just not revealing the actual name lol). For quite a while I used to think LittleBeat was a synonym for restaurant. :oops: I finally 'twigged' when I asked my mom if we were going to a LittleBeat and she replied with a 'no'. 10 minutes later, we were in a different restaurant. :lol:
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Re: Daft things you believed as a child

Postby snugglepot » 15 Oct 2017, 04:12

KEVP wrote:(Paul McCartney had a female cousin who together with her husband owned a pub in Ryde. He and John once went to visit them. Paul admits that that was at least partly the inspiration for the song)


Wow, I never heard that before.
When I grew up I thought that "Ticket to Ride" was short for "Ticket to Ride the Train".
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Re: Daft things you believed as a child

Postby Moonraker » 15 Oct 2017, 12:55

KEVP wrote:(Paul McCartney had a female cousin who together with her husband owned a pub in Ryde. He and John once went to visit them. Paul admits that that was at least partly the inspiration for the song)


There is an alternative version to this. John was talking to a journalist about the girls who worked the streets of Hamburg had to have a clean bill of health. They carried a medical certificate to confirm this. John related that he had coined the phrase ‘a ticket to ride’ to describe these cards.
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Re: Daft things you believed as a child

Postby Rob Houghton » 15 Oct 2017, 13:15

that would make sense, given some of the other lyrics!
'Oh voice of Spring of Youth
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Sing on, sing on, and when the sun is gone
I'll warm me with your echoes
through the night.'

(E. Blyton, Sunday Times, 1951)



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Re: Daft things you believed as a child

Postby KEVP » 15 Oct 2017, 19:24

Yes, each of these is partly the explanation of where the title "Ticket to Ride" came from. But none of them is the explanation on its own, they all contributed to the inspiration for the song.
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Re: Daft things you believed as a child

Postby Moonraker » 17 Oct 2017, 10:02

I must be careful how I ask for my next rail ticket to the IoW...
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Re: Daft things you believed as a child

Postby Courtenay » 17 Oct 2017, 10:52

:shock: :wink:
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