Talk:Useful Phrases For A European Tour

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The moment I read this was the moment I knew I'd be a TMBG fan forever. Great. ~ magbatz 23:16, 17 April 2007 (UTC)


"WHEN IS THIS FROM? It's hilarious!" - Whirlwind

I found it here (and it also has a fairly comprehensive list of who sings what, which was helpful in the days that I couldn't tell the difference between the Johns' voices...). I don't know where the article originally came from (a mailing list thing, maybe?), but this website from the John Henry era is pretty cool. ~ magbatz
Yeah, don't know where it's from but the answer to "when" would be 1994-1996ish. -CapitalQtalk ♪ 23:49, 17 April 2007 (UTC)
Why be so selective with those articles? Anyone for preservation of all of them? - Whirrrlwind (Woosh!) 00:08, 18 April 2007 (UTC)
Actually, that's not where I got the interviews I've already posted from, I found them on alt.music.tmbg. Badqueso sent me a link to that page today (been there before but not in the past year or so), I'll archive all the interviews pretty soon. :) -CapitalQtalk ♪ 00:18, 18 April 2007 (UTC)
Most bizarre and funniest thing ever. Gotta love John Linnell's sense of humor. :) Thanks immensely to whoever found this! --Lemita 01:16, 21 April 2007 (UTC)

So I randomly thought of this today after not thinking about it in some time. I just re-read it, and then I thought of doing something I'd actually never done before (though perhaps other people have), which is run them through Google Translate to see if that's actually what these things mean. The answer, it turns out, is "Notttttttttttttttt really"--for most of them I got about half and half the words meaning what he says they do and then the rest of it not being translated, which presumably means he just made those words up. For a couple of them all the words did get translated, but into something entirely different than what he said. Somehow this just makes the whole thing even more amazing to me. --Self Called Nowhere (talk) 03:41, 15 May 2018 (EDT)