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12:21pm on Sunday, 3rd June, 2012:

Dancing and Jiving


You know the Abba song, Dancing Queen? It contains the lines:

You can dance, you can ji-ive,
Having the time of your li-i-ife.

Unfortunately, until I had an argument with my younger daughter yesterday, I thought it went:

You can dance, you can da-ance,
Having the time of your li-i-ife

I must have heard that song hundreds of times. I was certain it was da-ance, even after listening to it having been told it was ji-ive. The collective opinion of the Internet supported my daughter, though, so I conceded defeat. Damn it, though, I'd have bet the house on da-ance.

I blame the fact that jive and life rhyme in a Swedish accent but not in mine...

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