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Henri De Ceredigion
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That's not really a word, is it?

Postby Henri De Ceredigion » Sat Mar 22, 2014 12:23 am

Thanks to being given Sky Movies for a month (supposedly because I have been with them since 2002, bit I think it's because they are doing a free trial anyway), I've been able to watch films that I have only been able to see once or twice before and one of them is the Mickey Mouse version of the Musketeers stories (with songs), however one of them is leaving me scratching my head. In their version of the Habanera from Carmen (renamed "Chains of Love") we have the following lyric:

"Say farewell to that friend of grunge, 'cos it's your duty that he takes the plunge"

(and here is the scene in question)

My question is "Is grunge a 17th century word and if so, what does it mean?"

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Tamsin Lewis
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Re: That's not really a word, is it?

Postby Tamsin Lewis » Wed Apr 02, 2014 3:08 pm

OED gives 1965 as the first usage of "grunge", so no - not 17thC

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