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Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
09-02-2015, 01:37 PM #1
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Something to say when you have nothing to say > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Poppins_(film)



Quote: "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" Listeni/ˌsuːpərˌkælɨˌfrædʒɨˌlɪstɪkˌɛkspiːˌælɨˈdoʊʃəs/ is a song from the 1964 Disney musical film Mary Poppins. The song was written by the Sherman Brothers, and sung by Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke. It also appears in the stage show version.

In a 2007 interview, Sherman indicated that the final version of the word was produced by the two brothers over the course of two weeks during the songwriting process, indicating only that the origins of the word were in their memories of creating double-talk words in their childhood.

The roots of the word have been defined as follows: super- "above", cali- "beauty", fragilistic- "delicate", expiali- "to atone", and -docious "educable", with the sum of these parts signifying roughly "Atoning for educability through delicate beauty." According to the film, it is defined as "something to say when you have nothing to say".

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious was first added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 1986. A well known feghoot indirectly makes reference to this word, by affirming that Mahatma Gandhi was a "super calloused fragile mystic hexed by halitosis".

Sounds like the untouchable Walt Disney company was involved in the nasty habit of ripping off other song writers > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supercalif...alidocious

Quote: In 1965, the song was the subject of an unsuccessful lawsuit by songwriters Gloria Parker and Barney Young against Wonderland Music, who published the version of the song from the Walt Disney film.

The plaintiffs alleged that it was a copyright infringement of a 1951 song of their own called "Supercalafajalistickespeealadojus". Also known as "The Super Song", "Supercalafajalistickespeealadojus" was recorded by Alan Holmes and his New Tones on Columbia Records, vocal by Hal Marquess and the Holmes Men, music and lyrics by Patricia Smith (a Gloria Parker pen name).

In addition, "Supercalafajalistickespeealadojus" was recorded on Gloro Records (45) by The Arabian Knights. The Disney publishers won the lawsuit partially because affidavits were produced showing that "variants of the word were known ... many years prior to 1949".

09-02-2015, 04:15 PM #2
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Hmm... I kinda' thought it was just a term pulled out of their ass... like serendipity and a few other meaningless words authors have used through the years to convey something there is no word for.

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09-03-2015, 05:03 PM #3
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Twoallbeefpattiesspecialsaucelettucecheesepicklesonionsonasesameseedbun (*=*)

09-03-2015, 05:11 PM #4
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