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True story.
Once I was on a bus, and heard three boys in the back trying to alter the words to "Boys go to Jupiter to get more stupider" so as to insult girls. They kept failing. EVERY TIME. I LOL'd, I really did.

Poll #1369115 Boys go to Jupiter to get more stupider

Girls go to Mars

To get bigger bras
To eat candy bars
To drive fast cars
I thought girls went to COLLEGE...?
That's not the way *I* learned it at all!
I have NO idea what you're talking about
I have no idea what you're talking about, but maybe I would if I were a native speaker

On a scale of 1 - 10, with 10 being REALLY BAD and 1 being YOU MUST DO THIS, and 5 being totally ethically neutral, how bad would it be for me to teach that to the niecelings?

Mean: 4.73 Median: 4.5 Std. Dev 2.16

(Whoulda thunk I'd appreciate poll-making the most out of everything?)

I'm feeling: cheerful cheerful

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atdelphi From: atdelphi Date: March 21st, 2009 02:31 am (UTC) (Clicky!)
In my day, Canadian girls went to Mars to eat chocolate bars, of course - we don't call them candy bars here. :-D
conuly From: conuly Date: March 21st, 2009 02:35 am (UTC) (Clicky!)
Come to think, I'm not sure what *we* call them! I'd be inclined to say "a bar of chocolate", or maybe use the specific term. Hm....
atdelphi From: atdelphi Date: March 21st, 2009 02:41 am (UTC) (Clicky!)
I remember first encountering "candy bar" in Archie comics as a small child, and being confused because here the word candy is reserved for sweets that don't have chocolate in them, and Mars and Snickers and all that are chocolate bars. For some reason, I always imagined that a candy bar was a big stick of chewy toffee.
marveen From: marveen Date: March 21st, 2009 02:59 pm (UTC) (Clicky!)
Around here it is indeed a candy bar, whether Mars or Hershey's.

rainbow_goddess From: rainbow_goddess Date: March 21st, 2009 03:31 am (UTC) (Clicky!)
I have never heard that song/chant/rhyme before, but I wonder if it is related to the song my friends and I used to sing: "There's a land called Mars, where the ladies smoke cigars, and the men run around, with their dinks all hanging down." (I think "dink" was probably supposed to be "dick.")
atdelphi From: atdelphi Date: March 21st, 2009 03:59 am (UTC) (Clicky!)
Hee - at the schools I attended, it was: "There's a land called Mars, where the ladies smoke cigars / and the men don't care, 'cause they wear no underwear / and the kids don't mind, 'cause they're naked all the time." Schoolyard memes are fascinating things.
conuly From: conuly Date: March 21st, 2009 04:01 am (UTC) (Clicky!)
There's a town in France/Where the ladies don't wear pants/And the men don't care/Cuz they don't wear underwear
From: appadil Date: March 21st, 2009 10:36 am (UTC) (Clicky!)
At my camp, it was "And the men wear bikinis/ and the babies drink martinis".
conuly From: conuly Date: March 21st, 2009 04:00 am (UTC) (Clicky!)
I don't think so. That one is pretty unambiguously parodied (many iterations ago) from "Poor Little Country Maid". The spoken melody of "Boys Go to Jupiter" is different, as is the rhythm, including the pauses. They could be related, but I don't think they are.

Not that I have any *evidence*, of course.

Edited at 2009-03-21 04:01 am (UTC)
azurelunatic From: azurelunatic Date: March 21st, 2009 08:27 am (UTC) (Clicky!)
On my bus, it wasn't girls going to Mars, nor boys going to Jupiter, just people. Venus was evidently the sex-change planet, because everyone went there to get a penis.
ksol1460 From: ksol1460 Date: March 22nd, 2009 06:06 am (UTC) (Clicky!)
We never heard this one before. We just think it's cool. We're going to learn it and drive the adults here crazy with it. Bwah hah haaa.
conuly From: conuly Date: April 4th, 2009 06:46 pm (UTC) (Clicky!)
When you get bored, you do know "I know a song that gets on everybody's nerves", right?
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