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If you see Kay,Tell him he may.See you in tea,Tell him from me.
When U spell out a bad word, have U said the word itself? Do U suppose that mispronouncing the bad word is also a valid way to confuse the word police.I can then call some one a Sun Bee safely. Brittany doesn't need subtle when crude gets most attention? It may be too late to auction off even a small % of Brittany's virginity, so the lady has to earn her own living the best way she can.
There's a Van Halen album by that name.
I don't think it should be censored. It doesn't technically have a swear word in it, and "If" is not identical in sound to "F," so it only makes you think of the spelling of the swear word. At that point, it's just sexual innuendo, which doesn't normally get censored.
[Chorus]Love me, hate meSay what you want about meBut all of the boys and all of the girlsAre begging to if you seek AmyI'm begging U-2-X the pitch changer.
I M N D spare.
So at what point does "controversy" stop selling, and actual talent become necessary to move albums?Does it start the moment she no longer looks good?If that's so then we're screwed as plastic surgery can keep her going for another decade or two.
"So at what point does "controversy" stop selling, and actual talent become necessary to move albums?"Um, never?
Did U ever think that Prince wrote the song?
I'm just glad to Spears in the news for something like this, and not for having a long, slow bipolar breakdown.
I'm reminded of this commercial .One of the worst commercials that I've seen. I had remembered the tagline and the fact it was about frozen dinners, but (until I spent a minute or two with google) I couldn't remember the name of the product. The commercial is extremely good in its setup (it caught my eye and I kept watching, just to see why they were talking about the "f-in" dinner), but then the punchline is so distracting, I didn't remember the name of the product they were selling.
"I'm just glad to Spears in the news for something like this, and not for having a long, slow bipolar breakdown."This could just be a manic phase of the long, slow, bipolar breakdown.
When does censorship just become good taste?Right . . . about . . . now.
Since the forbidden word attracts a large number of rule breaking people, we could end their fun by having no more forbidden word rules.It seems that the shock value to virgin ears is quickly over and then what to do next? We were freer in 1970 than today on curse words, probably because Men used them but not women and that fit our expectations. Ask Geo. T. Patton about the value of cursing and crude language in a men only environment.
There was a coach who was fired for saying "See you next Tuesday", pointedly and with emphasis. Even for a ball coach that was low class and stupid. Hey, how about raising a nice, cold cup of Gatorade in the memory of George Allen!
According to an erstwhile resident of the city, the Norfolk (VA) High School cheer went:We don't drink!We don't smoke!Norfolk! Norfolk!
April Wine beat her to it by about 27 years.
Took me forever to figure that out. I guess this is what happens when you don't text. Or as others of said, try to read Prince Lyrics.
"actual talent"Quite aside from her beauty and her ability to dance, do you have any sense of how unusual and effective her pop voice is?
"Quite aside from her beauty and her ability to dance, do you have any sense of how unusual and effective her pop voice is?"It's hard to tell because she's generally so processed with digital filters and effects that you almost never hear her real voice. And the banality of the writing is such that I'm not tempted to do further research.
Palladian: That's what people often say, but the thing is that different people's voices and different styles of singing work differently with the same vocal effects. The final sound you hear is a product of her real voice, which is distinctive and works hand-in-hand with those effects to create a sound that is unique and instantly recognizable. Other artists who do vocal effects come up with totally different results, and some singers who are considered great actually sound bad when processed. Also, her actual songs are excellent, regardless of who wrote and produced them.
By the way, I listened to this song and read the title without getting the vulgar part of it when the album came out. Even when I saw an article that referred to it and told people to "say the title out loud" if they wanted to get the joke, I still had to think about it for a while.
I know songs are pretty rough on grammar, but the lyrics don't make much sense unless you figure it out (and you really need the "me" from Amy at the end, too). It's just another self-indulgent "poor me, I'm a celebrity and everyone is always paying so much attention to me" songs. I hate those. It seems to be about media trying to "f u c k m e" metaphorically, not all the boys and girls literally doing so. This time, anyway.
It's hard to tell because she's generally so processed with digital filters and effects that you almost never hear her real voice.Be glad, Palladian, be very glad.This reminds me of the old Brady Bunch episode, where Greg gets a recording contract. He's leery but goes along with working under the name of "Johnny Bravo" and wearing a spangly toreador-style suit. But he's dismayed when he realizes the producers have run his voice through a million filters and he sounds nothing like himself. "I thought you liked me singing!" he wails. "Nope, kid. You fit the suit!" they reply.Britney fits the suit.
fivewheels: You're misinterpreting the song. It's about bisexuality, and she's saying all the boys and all the girls want to have sex with her. Maybe you found it hard to understand because you assumed it can't have a bisexual meaning.
Isn't Britney about 15 years too old to get a charge out of a lyric which says "Fuck Me" in disguise? This just seems like something a 12 year-old boy would get a kick out of.... or is that her audience?
Maybe it came out wrong, but what I was saying is that if you say you didn't pick up the innuendo at first -- as people here and in the comments at the link say -- the actual lyric doesn't make even rudimentary sense. How could you interpret "all of the boys and all of the girls are begging to if you seek Amy" as being in English unless you translate it into the other words?
yes I said yes I will Yes.
Heh. This is a very old device, actually. I know an 18th-c. English catch (that is, a round) where the four lines of the text end respectively with the words "see," "you," "end," and "tea." There's nothing ribald in the text if you read it from beginning to end, but since it's a catch, once it begins wrapping around, the different lines of the text are able to start, er, interacting with one another. By the time all four parts are going at once, you have a perfect mess of words, except that every so often the music pauses and you get "see, you, end, tea" arpeggiated neatly through the harmony. Juvenile, but cute. (And instructive -- I for one didn't know that the word was current a few hundred years ago until I ran across the thing.)
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