Re: "Don't mention the gyrda!"

From: ttrotsky2 <TTrotsky_at_BcQI6UaOfvNg-wHQshPVtZT42fNPswM63NCm1-g1hXxZOXxMMvsrfzVNG1b9aXeCzfy>
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2008 19:50:10 -0000

> Well I'm British and the only link I can make is that a 'hurdy gurdy'
> is slang for a small barrel organ which was pushed around the streets
> as a form of busking. The operator was known as the 'hurdy gurdy man'.
> 1880s yes, but long obsolete by the 1980s. It's the sort of prop
> dragged out for TV scenes to set the period.

It was a mystery to me, too, but I felt compelled to look it up. Turns out it was the B-side to 'Hole in My Shoe' by Neil the Hippy back in 1984 (and *that* I do recall).

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