It is bells on BOBTAILS ring

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  1. Fran101

    Fran101 Resident fainting goat

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    Not bells on Bob's tail ring
    as in the horses name in the jinglebells song is not bob! Lol

    learn something new everyday :rofl1:

    I'm a little sad but I always DID wonder how there was no film or mention of the christmas horse named Bob or something lol
     
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    You know, last year I was trying to find a Christmas quiz to hang up at the register at the pharmacy so people had something to do while they waited. I was going through a million quizes but none seemed right until I got to this one which seemed promising.

    That was until I got to the question that said "What is the name of the horse in the song Jingle Bells"

    And I sat there, and sat there, and sat there and was so confused. Then I looked at the answers and it said "Bob." and I was more confused. It took me forever to figure out that whoever wrote and published this quiz online thought it was "Bells on Bob's tail ring."

    And then I couldn't stop laughing.

    So, apparently Fran, you aren't alone in the world :rofl1:

    My mom wasn't able to judge when I told her that though because she was convinced it was "There's a bathroom on the right" instead of "There's a bad moon on the rise." from the Bad Moon Rising song.
     
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    Came here expecting Christmas bells on Merlin's bum.

    Disappointed.

    ;)
     
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    There's no reason his name can't be Bob. :) Bob, the Christmas horse with a bobbed tail and bells. :)
     
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    There have been a ton of lyrics I've messed up... Mostly bc I don't entirely pay attention to music. :) We should make a thread for them.... It would be hilarious.
     
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    SizzleDog Lord Cynical

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    Dirty Deeds by AC/DC.... I always thought the line "dirty deeds, done dirt cheap" was... "dirty deeds, thunder chief!"

    :rofl1:
     
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    sparks19 I'd rather be at Disney

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    LOL you guys are funny.

    Mine is stupid but I always thought that the line "Revved up like a deuce" in Blinded by the light was Wrapped up like a douche" LOL
     
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    For YEARS and YEARS I though Madonna was singing "poppadom beach (I'm in trouble deep)" It didn't occur to me to think why she would have been singing about a poppadom beach :confused:
     
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    I thought it was "dirty jeans, dungarees". It seemed like a stupid thing to write a song about.

    More recently, I was certain the lyrics to that popular song were "Hey-oh, I'm Galileo". I was trying to discuss the song with a friend and she was baffled until she remembered that I'm an idiot.

    Really, the issue is that artists need to enunciate better.
     
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    This. This entire thread needs more Merlin bum with bells on
     
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    ThoseWordsAtBest Wu-Tang Steph

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    HOLD ME CLOSER, TONY DAAANZA.

    I also like to imagine that line from that one bad Killers song is "Are we human or are we Danzig?"
     
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    :rofl1::rofl1::rofl1::rofl1:

    That is awesome, because all my life until the moment I read your post, I thought that was what he said as well. I always thought of it as, "That douche song."
     
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    Now listen to drunk non-spanish speaking folks try to sing along with "La Bamba"
     
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    Oh boy, having worked in radio I heard soooo many of these. "What's that song that goes such-and-such?" "It's this song. And the words are actually this-and-this." "What?? Really?!"

    My favourite is still the guy who belted out "AAAAAAAAAAAANGEL!" and I was like "...yeah it's not angel... it's... It's Layla. Laaaaaayla. Eric Clapton." (HOW DO YOU NOT KNOW ERIC CLAPTON????) And he was like "are you sure?! I think it's Angel! He's saying Angel!" No, no he's not. You make me sad inside.
     
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    I just laughed so hard.
     
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    I was expecting bells on a bobtailed pup, too... :(

    This is still a classic
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxELSzay2lc

    The actual lyrics:
    Get up in the morning slaving for bread, sir
    So that every mouth can be fed
    Poor me Israelites

    My wife an' my kids them a pack up an' a leave me
    Darlin' she said, "I was yours to be seen"
    Poor me Israelites
     
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    I thought it was BOBTAILS as a kid, and then someone actually corrected me and said it was BOB'S TAIL!
     
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    Remember "Pumped Up Kicks", that messed up song about killing people? My friend and I were so sure he was saying "All you other kids with the pumped up kicks better run better run faster than my PUPPY", and then later, "Dinner's with the KITTEN and it's packed in ice". We thought it was a cute song for the longest time.
     
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    YES. Most people don't know who I am talking about and I still sing it every time.
     
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    It is "bobtail". ;)

    Back in the day, and even today, the tails of draft horses and carriage horses are docked (aka bobbed). It was done to prevent the tails from getting caught in the equipment and subsequently ripped out. At some point it also became fashionable, but its roots lie in practicality. :)

    Oh, and bells were often woven into the tails, and sometimes the manes, of the horses during winter time.
     

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