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Happy anniversary @tasse-tee!

Just another month to go for me. :national_park:

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I think you both should still be the latest regulars who´ve been constantly here for at least a year. While other regulars like LowLevel left ship after the first year.

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Somebody is more carnal. Someone refers to an essence of a being. I think. What do I know… My mother tongue is mainly a language group of it’s own…

:ray: We’ve heard there’s some body found in the river by the trail.
Coroner: Who-a-whoo?
Sheriff: Someone-a-reno.

The difference is the same as between “everyone” and “everybody”.

Everyone’s a critic.

:musical_note: BS boy: Everybody rock your body.
B brother:Everybody needs somebody to love.
Freddie: Can anybody find me somebody to love?
:musical_note:
:thinking: So what’s the difference between anybody or anyone?

Luckily this guy has the answer:
:musical_note: John Lennon: Help! I need somebody
Help! Not just anybody
Help! You know I need someone

:musical_note:

Conclusion: Somebody has an extra syllable over someone and is generally more fitting for the metric of popular music. Someone is a good one to use if you have a longer sentence and not a lot of notes to spare when have already used triplet eights to fit in all of the lyrics.

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What bothers me is that the Four None Blondes song where they sing “What´s Going On” all the time is actually called “What´s Up” for some reason.

Why is that? Because of Marvin Gaye?

Oh, sorry, I thought that was the end of your sentence. :joy:

Well there are other examples of titles that do not match the lyrics.

AC/DC : Rock ‘n’ Roll Train (title) <=> Runaway Train (lyrics) - in this case, it is because there was already a song called Runaway Train by Soul Asylum, so they just changed the title.
Queen : Bohemian Rhapsody <=> … it is not even IN the song!

That’s what I heard through the grapevine at least…
:drum:

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I wanna throw you from somewhere high now. But there ain´t no mountain high enough to do that…

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Sorry - I’m on fire tonight… I’m hot just like an oven

Ohhh ohhh oohhh you´re on fire?
Hot for teacher?

That’s not a Marvin Gaye song…
what an anti-eruption!

Don’t stand so close to me. :scream:

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De doo doo doo De da da da?

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Dang… I was gonna say that…

but my baby just cares for me

she’s a devil in disguise

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I took the words right outta your mouth?

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It must have been while you were…erm… no… :smile:

Obla-di obla-da !

but she shook me all night long

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let’s spend the night together!

You can go your own way!

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It’s just me, myself and I

Don´t think twice, it´s alright!