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    Somebody Guest

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    For years, my nephew thought his mom was making "polar sausage"



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    Dudley Hewitt Squat Guest

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    On Fri, 6 Jul 2012 15:45:16 -0400, "Somebody" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >For years, my nephew thought his mom was making "polar sausage"
    >

    And T.S. Garp's kid worried about the "under toad".

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    Somebody Guest

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    "Dudley Hewitt Squat" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > On Fri, 6 Jul 2012 15:45:16 -0400, "Somebody" <[email protected]> wrote:
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    >>For years, my nephew thought his mom was making "polar sausage"
    >>

    > And T.S. Garp's kid worried about the "under toad".



    I loved that movie... I should have bought a house that was pre-disaster.
    Marriage too!



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    Julie Bove Guest

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    "Somebody" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > For years, my nephew thought his mom was making "polar sausage"


    Um... And?



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    Tommy Joe Guest

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    "Julie Bove" <julieb...@frontier.com> wrote:
    Somebody" <n...@email.jmail> wrote in message



    > > For years, my nephew thought his mom was making "polar sausage"




    > Um... *And?




    There are a lot of threads in this group, so ordinarily I don't
    just go from top to bottom, I sort of pick and choose on the basis of
    already being active in a thread or on the title. The title of this
    one lured me in. I wondered where it might go. I thought maybe it
    was some new kind of sausage made from north pole seals or whale
    blubber. But I also thought of Polish, I will admit.

    But now if this doesn't bore you - or even if it does - I do
    think mispronouncing something for years and not knowing it is funny
    at times. I knew a guy named Johnny Grace who hung out at the same
    poolroom who used to go around singing "Occupation GI Blues", as sung
    by Elvis Presley. I had heard Elvis's version but didn't care enough
    to listen to the words.

    When Grace sang it, this is what I heard, and what for years I
    thought were the actual words of the song.

    "I got the hut two three four occupation GI blues, from Ma-jiaha to
    the hills of Ma-jiashu. I figured he's a soldier occupying some post
    world war two island, or maybe somewhere near Korea - something Asian
    - and that he had the blues because the island was small and the only
    places to go on the weekend were the small towns of Ma-jiaha or Ma-
    jiashu.

    Years later I heard Presley's version on the radio and thought
    of Johnny Grace which in turn forced me to listen to the lyrics.
    Johnny's impression of Presley was good, but exaggerated as
    impersonations often are, so he used to slur a lot when he did the
    Presley song. Presley's voice was actually clearer. I heard the
    words. Here they are compared to the ones I heard in Johnny Grace's
    version.

    "I got the hut two three four occupation GI Blues, from my GI hat to
    the heels of my GI shoes". I had to laugh. And I loved it, because I
    love laughing.

    TJ

    when

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