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I've got a theory...

September 18th, 2014 (07:16 pm)

...it could be bunnies.

Yes, but the other theory is this:

You can tell a lot about a person - including possibly their age - by what they think of when they hear the tune ’O sole mio.

For some people, the opera buffs, it's a Neopolitan Song written in 1898 by Giovanni Capuro and Eduardo di Capua. (And yes, I did have to look that up. So shoot me.)

For other people, those who were around in the 1960s, it's the Elvis song, It's Now or Never.

For still other people, the '70s generation, it's the Cornetto ad.

And if you really want to give your age away, you sing, "not bloody likely, it's 40p." Because seriously, Cornettos haven't been that cheap for ages. Probably not since they first started running those ads...


(This post brought to you by the fact that there always seems to be an ice cream van trundling around on our street playing that tune...)

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Posted by: Lil Miss Morgan Dork (badfalcon)
Posted at: September 18th, 2014 06:32 pm (UTC)
Omnis Spiritus Immunde

So what on earth does it say about me that it makes me think of The Three Tonors and and the World Cup?

Posted by: David Brider (davidbrider)
Posted at: September 18th, 2014 07:08 pm (UTC)

Are you maybe mixing it up with Nessun Dorma? I don't recall ’O sole mio being used for the World Cup. Not that I pay much attention to football...

Posted by: Lil Miss Morgan Dork (badfalcon)
Posted at: September 18th, 2014 07:10 pm (UTC)
Paper Heart

It was a double a-side. I remember buying/owning the 7" single.

Posted by: David Brider (davidbrider)
Posted at: September 18th, 2014 07:16 pm (UTC)

I never knew that!

Posted by: Hunting Osprey (huntingospray)
Posted at: September 18th, 2014 07:01 pm (UTC)
BRB

I wish to object in the strongest possible terms to the phrase "playing that tune" that van is not playing it is massacring that tune!

Posted by: David Brider (davidbrider)
Posted at: September 18th, 2014 07:07 pm (UTC)

It's called being charitable.

Mmph.

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