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SNL 4/14/12 Josh Brolin; Gotye

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by SeanC, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. Peter000

    Peter000 Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Apr 15, 2002
    Red Wing, MN
    When I was living there I heard "The A1A" quite a bit.
  2. Ment

    Ment Active Member

    Mar 27, 2008
    Gotye thanks for introducing me to Kimbra, she is all kinds of awesome.
  3. SeanC

    SeanC ECT

    Dec 30, 2003
    Heh, it's funny I didn't even notice the "The 405" thing at all until you guys mentioned it, and I never thought of it as a regional thing.

    So I went through the highways around me and the only one that gets a "The" is the Mass Pike, but then, that's not a number, no one says "The 90." So yeah, I didn't notice it at all during the sketch, it all sounded very natural, but now that I'm thinking about it, it is interesting how some highways get a "The."
  4. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

    Feb 5, 2003
    Almost every major road around NYC has a name that it is referred to rather than its number, so the "the" isn't really an affectation.

    The FDR, the West Side Highway, the Henry Hudson, the Grand Central, the LIE, the Major Deegan, the Hutch, the Cross-Bronx, the Sprain, etc...

    On the infrequent occasions that we refer to them by number (like 495 for the LIE), we don't use "the".
  5. Kablemodem

    Kablemodem Get the ketchup.

    May 26, 2001
    Exactly. And in Florida you have "The Turnpike." I-95, A1A, etc. don't have lengthier official names (that I am aware of) and thus don't require shortening. Although when I was a kid we used to refer to I-95 as The Highway of Death because there were so many fatal accidents.

    In L.A. we could call it The San Diego Freeway, The Hollywood Freeway, The Santa Monica Freeway, but those names are rather long and kind of useless (most people don't know the official names and the names only make sense going in one direction), so we keep "The," drop the official name, and add the official number. So much less confusing, especially when you have to give directions and use multiple freeways.
  6. Turtleboy

    Turtleboy Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Mar 24, 2001
    Ft. Lauderdale
    The Turnpike doesn't count, because it's a proper name. In Florida there is no "the" in front of numbers like there is in SoCal. No one says "the I-95" like people in SoCal say "The 405".

    And I've never heard "The A1A" or "The US-1".
  7. nyny523

    nyny523 Oy

    Oct 31, 2003
    New Yawk
    This is correct! :up:

    And I STILL can't get that stupid Goyte song out of my head.

    SO annoying!!!
  8. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

    Feb 5, 2003
    I've had the single and the remix version on infinite rotation on my laptop while I work for the last couple of days. :)
  9. scooterboy

    scooterboy Coney Island Small

    Mar 27, 2001
    I'm suffering from the same thing, but I made the mistake of telling a coworker at lunch yesterday that I've had this earworm since saturday night.

    So he calls me at my desk yesterday afternoon. I answer and immediately hear the beginning notes of the song coming from the phone. Aarrrgh!

    I'm home last night and the phone rings. I answer it and guess what? Aarrrrgh!

    Today he emailed me a tiny url link asking me to investigate a web page for him. Uh uh. Not this time!
  10. nyny523

    nyny523 Oy

    Oct 31, 2003
    New Yawk
    Ooh...you need to think of a way to get back at him!
  11. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

    Feb 5, 2003
    Try sending him this link: youtu.be/8UVNT4wvIGY?t=1m34s
  12. kimsan

    kimsan underling

    Jan 23, 2002
    I hear the FatCat Remix version a few weeks ago. Too techno/dance for my taste but it got me curious enough to look up Gotye on youtube and pick up Making Mirrors. Count me in as one who read the name as "Got-Ya".

    Guess I'm a sucker for obsession and abuse in songs. Eyes Wide open is a MUCH more accessable song.

    Loved the SNL version of both and the short was great :)
  13. Kablemodem

    Kablemodem Get the ketchup.

    May 26, 2001
    Its official name is Florida's Turnpike, but everyone calls it The Turnpike.

    Our highways are called freeways. But we have so many, and you often need to take several to get where you are going. Some are interstate highways and some are state highways.

    Take the freeway.

    Which one?

    The San Diego Freeway.

    But I'm not going to San Diego, I'm going north.

    The 405 freeway. Same thing.

    Oh, the 405, got it.
  14. Langree

    Langree The Gimp

    Apr 29, 2004
    in Sac you go on 99,5, or 80. (and business loop 80 if you're old like me, it's been renamed), no "the" for us.
  15. windracer

    windracer joined the 10k club

    Jan 3, 2003
    St. Pete, FL
    Other than the bridges around here, which are referred to by name despite what road they are on (the Howard Frankland, the Gandy, the Courtney Campbell, etc.), the only out-of-the-ordinary designation (to me, anyway) is I-4. None of the other highways are referred to with the "I" except for I-4. I guess because just saying "4" is strange so the "I" is a substitute for "the." :rolleyes:
  16. dilorc

    dilorc Nice Guy

    Feb 12, 2002
    You might like this one:
  17. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    Just got around to watching this today. Loved the Game of Thrones digital short.

    We do it in Arizona, too (the 10, the 17, the 101, the 202, the 60, etc.).
  18. mattack

    mattack Active Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    OK, but my point is that it is known as "a California thing" but is really a N vs S distinction.

    (Remember, California is *BIIIIIG*)

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