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Thread #40139   Message #573209
Posted By: Scabby Douglas
16-Oct-01 - 06:57 AM
Thread Name: What did you sing as a kid?
Subject: RE: BS: What did you sing as a kid?
marymarymary asked : ...these days it always sounds like a Geordie shepherd losing his rag with a sheepdog to me!...

I've probably read that sentence five or six times, and I still have no clue... What, exactly, does "losing one's rag with a sheepdog" mean???
losing one's rag : losing your temper, getting angry What he meant was that "Kumbaya" sounds like "Coom bah yah" - which if you really mangled it, might sound like a Geordie shepherd apparently using the words "Come by!" to call a sheepdog .

If you are wondering why anyone who wasn't a shepherd migh have that info.. one of the top-rated shows on BBC TV a few years back was "One Man and his Dog" which featured sheep-herding trials.
... it was simpler, more innocent world back then ...