Feeling pompous?

AuthorTopic: Feeling pompous?
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In another thread a question was asked that could only be faced with a proper poll. Instead, you get this. After all, I started it by using a four syllable word in a 2 syllable zone.

Thuryl made some inane comment about pomp, marching bands, and certain circumstances.
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Oh, I don't know. If you're in a marching band, there might be some circumstance in which you'd hear the word.

Then a bunch of folks did what comes naturally when Thuryl puns it up.
Then Ratt jumped at the bait.
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I feel as though if you played the song everyone (at least from the US) would know exactly what song you were talking about. However in this case I fell as though I am the only person that got that reference.
Everyone defended themselves, noting the default /ignore rule when it comes to puns. So a challenge was issued, and has been answered.
I present The Poll

[ Thursday, March 13, 2008 18:36: Message edited by: Jumpin' Salmon ]

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Nope, I didn't know what he was talking about at first. I had never heard of "Pomp and Circumstance" before. It's rather interesting you made a poll about it, however.

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Man, that's such an annoying song.

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I caught the reference, but not the pun until the second read through.

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quote:
Originally written by Andraste:

Man, that's such an annoying song.
Meh, War of the Worlds pwns.

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I'll have you know that my comment was perfectly ane.

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Well, it was certainly anal enough.
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quote:
Originally written by Andraste:

Man, that's such an annoying song.
Yeah, having played it for three years in high school band, and it's all a bunch of underclassmen who don't know how to play. It kind of loses its pomp under those circumstances.

(*facepalm*)

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Man, that's such an annoying song.
I just listened to it, and I find myself agreeing with you.

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Annoying and hackneyed it may be, but I'd still rather P&C#1 was our national anthem than the dirge that actually is.

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I only know of "Pomp and Circumstance" because I have a CD with all kinds of classical stuff by English composers. I had no idea it actually is an existing song, I connected it with the English "Night of the proms".

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I know of the song. I also know what both "pomp "and "circumstance" mean. Alas, I didn't get the pun until after reading this thread, because I hadn't looked at the original thread.

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I saw the reference to "Pomp and Circumstance" almost immediately, not to mention the pun. I've heard it far too often at graduation ceremonies not to recognize it.
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Originally written by Jumpin' Salmon:

Then a bunch of folks did what comes naturally when Thuryl puns it up.
Well, you know what they say: Have pun, will travel. :D :P

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For everyone who took the time to read or vote in this thread I officially apologize for wasting your time (since apparently it's my fault).

[ Saturday, March 15, 2008 19:04: Message edited by: The Ratt ]

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Originally written by The Ratt:

For everyone who took the time to read or vote in this thread I officially apologize for wasting your time (since apparently it's my fault).
It's not your fault that you didn't know that 6 out of 10 saw that pun and avoided it like the plague. You didn't know the respect with which we treat Thuryl's words, and that's not a bad thing. The poll wasn't intended to make you feel poorly, although it did put the spotlight on you. The most unfortunate thing is that now Thuryl knows he has more work to do, either to layer on more puns, or to make them more obscure. Either way, it's all entertainment.

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never head of pomp and circumstance before, i don't get out much. i know what pomp and circustances ARE though :)

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Stop showing off your big brains, Salmon. :(
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