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    Quote Originally Posted by oldboots View Post

    Summer is acumen
    may be a reference to "Summer is a coming in", a very, very old folk song.
    Yes, here are the lyrics in Middle English:

    Sumer is icumen in
    Lhude sing cuccu
    Groweþ sed
    and bloweþ med
    and springþ þe wde nu
    Sing cuccu

    Awe bleteþ after lomb
    lhouþ after calue cu
    Bulluc sterteþ
    bucke uerteþ
    murie sing cuccu

    Cuccu cuccu
    Wel singes þu cuccu
    ne swik þu nauer nu

    Sing cuccu nu • Sing cuccu.
    Sing cuccu • Sing cuccu nu

    (Some of the Us are equivalent to Vs; þ = TH)
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    Quote Originally Posted by sheffield hatter View Post
    Yes, here are the lyrics in Middle English:

    Sumer is icumen in
    Lhude sing cuccu
    Groweþ sed
    and bloweþ med
    and springþ þe wde nu
    Sing cuccu

    Awe bleteþ after lomb
    lhouþ after calue cu
    Bulluc sterteþ
    bucke uerteþ
    murie sing cuccu

    Cuccu cuccu
    Wel singes þu cuccu
    ne swik þu nauer nu

    Sing cuccu nu • Sing cuccu.
    Sing cuccu • Sing cuccu nu

    (Some of the Us are equivalent to Vs; þ = TH)
    Pretty catchy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by london calling View Post
    Pretty catchy.
    better(ish) in modern English, after "the great vowel shift" - don't ask
    There are many diseases,
    that strike people's kneeses,
    Covid19! is one by name
    It comes from the East
    Packed in bladders of yeast
    So the Chinese must take half the blame.

    Apologies to Spike Milligan

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldboots View Post
    ... "the great vowel shift" - don't ask
    Is that a topic for a new thread?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sheffield hatter View Post
    Is that a topic for a new thread?
    depends who "follows through"
    There are many diseases,
    that strike people's kneeses,
    Covid19! is one by name
    It comes from the East
    Packed in bladders of yeast
    So the Chinese must take half the blame.

    Apologies to Spike Milligan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pubsignman View Post
    'I Can't Remember' is by Alice in Chains, from their debut album.

    As for their bitter, they used to have one called 'The Bitter End' which is also the name of a single by Placebo, but that might just be a coincidence.
    Or a nautical term - the end of the anchor cable/warp furthest from the anchor.
    'Beer is for all day, not just for breakfast'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldboots View Post
    better(ish) in modern English, after "the great vowel shift" - don't ask
    Is that similar to the great bowel shift.

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    Quote Originally Posted by london calling View Post
    Is that similar to the great bowel shift.
    See post#25
    There are many diseases,
    that strike people's kneeses,
    Covid19! is one by name
    It comes from the East
    Packed in bladders of yeast
    So the Chinese must take half the blame.

    Apologies to Spike Milligan

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