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Re: Help convince me Mars bars aren't actually getting smaller!

Postby Mike Senior » Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:32 am

BJG145 wrote:...and "Interplanetary" is only 6 too...

D'oh! :headbang: It's my attention to detail that really sets me apart... :roll:

It's not that policemen are getting younger, it's just that I've forgotten how to count!
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Re: Help convince me Mars bars aren't actually getting smaller!

Postby Mike Senior » Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:37 am

blinddrew wrote:Florence and the machine, sky full of hope (this year) scores a 6 with unimaginable.
Fairly mainstream.

Number two album, admittedly, but that single still only hit number 81 in the UK charts. We're getting warmer, though! :)
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Re: Help convince me Mars bars aren't actually getting smaller!

Postby Mike Senior » Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:38 am

ConcertinaChap wrote:[non sequitur] Did you know that Mars bars were invented in Slough? [/non sequitur]

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Absolutely -- I grew up within smelling distance of the Mars factory, in fact.
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Re: Help convince me Mars bars aren't actually getting smaller!

Postby BJG145 » Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:29 am

Mike Senior wrote:
ConcertinaChap wrote:Did you know that Mars bars were invented in Slough?

Absolutely -- I grew up within smelling distance of the Mars factory, in fact.

...oh, that just reminds me of the smell of chocolate that used to hang over Norwich in bygone years. We produced the first Rolo, you know.
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Re: Help convince me Mars bars aren't actually getting smaller!

Postby blinddrew » Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:52 am

BJG145 wrote:
Mike Senior wrote:
ConcertinaChap wrote:Did you know that Mars bars were invented in Slough?

Absolutely -- I grew up within smelling distance of the Mars factory, in fact.

...oh, that just reminds me of the smell of chocolate that used to hang over Norwich in bygone years. We produced the first Rolo, you know.
I remember that, we still get it in York.
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Re: Help convince me Mars bars aren't actually getting smaller!

Postby Mike Senior » Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:12 am

blinddrew wrote:I remember that, we still get it in York.

...where the Yorkies come from, obviously.
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Re: Help convince me Mars bars aren't actually getting smaller!

Postby Logarhythm » Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:23 am

Ok, I can do you five syllables in a track that I think is currently in the UK singles top ten (although I'd rather not) - "methamphetamine" in Eminem's Lucky You.

God I hate sharing cars with work colleagues. Eight hours of driving and £100 or so of petrol would have been a small price to pay for being able to listen to my own music.
Also saying "did he just say 'methamphetamine'? Brilliant!" out loud means I've now got to explain a sudden interest in Eminem and what is brilliant about meth :?
Mike, I hope this is appreciated as I may get to work on Monday to find that HR want to speak to me about a few things :mrgreen:
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Re: Help convince me Mars bars aren't actually getting smaller!

Postby blinddrew » Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:27 am

I'm not sure they still do actually, think they may have gone to the Czech Republic along with the kit kats.
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Re: Help convince me Mars bars aren't actually getting smaller!

Postby blinddrew » Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:38 am

Logarhythm wrote:Ok, I can do you five syllables in a track that I think is currently in the UK singles top ten (although I'd rather not) - "methamphetamine" in Eminem's Lucky You.

God I hate sharing cars with work colleagues. Eight hours of driving and £100 or so of petrol would have been a small price to pay for being able to listen to my own music.
Also saying "did he just say 'methamphetamine'? Brilliant!" out loud means I've now got to explain a sudden interest in Eminem and what is brilliant about meth :?
Mike, I hope this is appreciated as I may get to work on Monday to find that HR want to speak to me about a few things :mrgreen:

Same song gives you "acetaminophen" which I think is six? Not really sure how it's pronounced. Too innocent for this stuff. :)

Eminem also makes the top ten with a song with 5 (uncomfortable) as does Kanye (inappropriate) so there clearly are multi-syllabic hits out there, we're just grumpy old men who aren't down with the kids! :)
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Re: Help convince me Mars bars aren't actually getting smaller!

Postby ConcertinaChap » Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:15 am

Hm, bit of a sweet off-topic thread developing here. We lived in East Ham for 10 years back in the 70s and 80s. Our house (we had a flat in it) was quite a big one with the word TREBOR incised in the front. It had apparently been built for a senior manager of Trebor, whose factory was just up the road.

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Re: Help convince me Mars bars aren't actually getting smaller!

Postby Mike Senior » Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:42 pm

Ah yes -- Acetaminophen is a cracker! And there are plenty of other juicy words in thatrap too. Good old Eminem!

Logarhythm wrote:Mike, I hope this is appreciated as I may get to work on Monday to find that HR want to speak to me about a few things :mrgreen:

Your sacrifice is appreciated! :) You've staved off my curmudgeonism. Now I'm off to write a song with anticurmudgeonism in it...
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Re: Help convince me Mars bars aren't actually getting smaller!

Postby ManFromGlass » Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:20 pm

I used to drive by the International Flavour Factory on the way to school. Everyday a different usually fruit based scent permeated the air for kilometers.
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Hey what about country music lyrics ...... the word shedonemewronginmuhpickuptruck is gotta be at least 5. :!: :roll: :roll: :roll:
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Re: Help convince me Mars bars aren't actually getting smaller!

Postby ConcertinaChap » Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:49 pm

Indeed, and folk music can contribute folderroladdyiaye and wackfoladiddleol.

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Re: Help convince me Mars bars aren't actually getting smaller!

Postby Logarhythm » Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:15 pm

ManFromGlass wrote:I used to drive by the International Flavour Factory on the way to school. Everyday a different usually fruit based scent permeated the air for kilometers.
This is what my job smells like. Or at least it did, until I got put on gardening leave for my meth problem ;)
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Re: Help convince me Mars bars aren't actually getting smaller!

Postby Mike Senior » Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:50 am

ConcertinaChap wrote:Indeed, and folk music can contribute folderroladdyiaye and wackfoladiddleol.
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I'd eliminated those at the same time I eliminated Rihanna's Umbellaellaellaella...
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