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Autor:  Tom
E-mail:  não-disponível
Data:  14/OUT/2005 12:56 PM
Assunto:  today's riddle - to Tiago
 
Mensagem: 

I'm glad you asked when you didn't get the joke.

 

There is a nursery rhyme that goes like this:

 

Fiddle dee dee, fiddle dee dee,


The fly  has married  the bumblebee.


Said the fly, said he,


"Will you  marry  me,


And live with me sweet bumble bee?"


Fiddle dee dee, fiddle  dee dee,


The fly  has married  the bumblebee.

 

Now read the joke again and look at the name in the last line.

 

When people want to cuss, to say a bad word, etc and can't because of their religion or because there are children around they will say "Oh, fiddle dee dee." instead.  It's a way to substitute for something stronger. 


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
today's riddle  –  Tom  13/OUT/2005, 2:56 PM
today's riddle  –  Cat  13/OUT/2005, 3:22 PM
today's riddle  –  Tom  13/OUT/2005, 4:06 PM
today's riddle  –  Tiago  13/OUT/2005, 6:06 PM
 today's riddle - to Tiago  –  Tom  14/OUT/2005, 12:56 PM
today's riddle - to Tiago  –  CR  14/OUT/2005, 1:20 PM
today's riddle - to Tiago  –  Tiago  14/OUT/2005, 3:01 PM

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