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GUEST,jeff Perpetuated Errors (78* d) RE: Perpetuated Errors 06 Apr 11


Sometimes the whole 'lyric police' thing can be a little ridiculous. When playing in a Celtic band a few years ago we did a song called 'Donald, Where's Your Trousers?' Always a great crowd pleaser. Then one night we had a woman come up and tell the singer that the 'proper' Scottish pronunciation was Tr-r-roosers and not 'Trowzers'...the American version. So, in deference to the woman we began to sing it 'proper'. It fell flat everytime we played it for a while. Finally, I suggested we go back to our original 'improper' pronunciation and the song became a showstopper again for us.

Nobody in Pittsburgh understood what 'Tr-r-oosers' are apparently.

But, that doesn't mean Dick Gaughan and Andy M. Stewart aren't 2 of my favorite singers, though understanding them at times is a bit of a challenge...


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