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Thread #9065   Message #1313768
Posted By: GUEST,.gargoyle
01-Nov-04 - 10:06 PM
Thread Name: Lyr ADD: Ging Gang Goolie (Robert Baden-Powell ??)
Subject: RE: ging gang gooly
Good material in this thread - mixed with idjets.

I have never known an association between "Ging Gang" and "Can't Get to Heaven." The measures, beats and tune are not compatable.

However, I have heard "Ging Gang" as a transition into "Zulu Warrior."

If "political correctness" castrates a nonsense song like the "Ging Gang" ……….. "This Old Man" playing with other-people's-body-parts cannot be far behind (oops -" behind" could mean "buttocks" - change behind to …..) cannot be far from the sacrificial alter.

Reading this thread - made me incredulous. Looked "goolie" up, they are right. (but only a major perv would/could suggest such a connection.)

Perhaps, its transition away from offence, could be in the form of a different spelling with the same sound...ghouly, goaly, gooli, gooly, (Personally, I thought the phrase was "ging, gang goo, ging, gang gay, which would offend even more - and lead to verification of the UK translation.)

goolies n. pl. [prob. Hindi goli 'ball'] the testicles. Rare in U.S.
1929 Aldington Death of a Hero 248 [ ref. to WWI]: At 'is stummick and goolies, Point! * 1996, *1997 in OED. 1969 in Legman No Laughing Matter 456: Well, pop it again - you've got me caought by the goolies! * 1971 in OED2.

Leighter, J.E., Random House Historical Dictionary of American Slang, "The Only Historical Dictionary of Slang, Sapnning Three Hundred Years of Slang Use in America." 1994.


(I've posted it before, I'll post it again….Joe/Max/Pene PLEASE create another area of the MC - a third section for the "good stuff." A place where serious discussion remains for seven days or more. )