No. 118 (essentialsaltes) wrote,
No. 118

Useless trivia of the day

The White Stripes new album is entitled "Icky Thump," which is a slightly modified version of ecky thump, a Northern English dialect phrase expressing surprise or disbelief. Other appearances in popular culture include episode #42 of the Goodies, in which Ecky-Thump is revealed as a Lancashire martial art. And the Language Lab sketch in episode #31 of Monty Python's Flying Circus.
Tags: wordplay

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