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When Adults Refer to the Beatles by Their First Names...
Old 31st July 2020
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When Adults Refer to the Beatles by Their First Names...

... I cringe. I guess it's okay if you know them personally. And my wife does it so I have to put up with it, even though she only actually met George. I mean Harrison.
Old 31st July 2020
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Well, I think I have to disagree, after all it's how they introduced themselves to us (long before we were adults). I mean if you call them by their last names, it's like you (& they) are in the military. If you call them by their full names (& titles) it sounds like you really don't know who they are. I guess you could call them "Beatle 1, Beatle 2, etc.
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Old 1st August 2020
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So who is the fifth Beatle then? Ms Ono? Mr Preston? Sir George Martin? I think Paul's first name is Sir

Then there's the Rutles... Mr Harrison had a great sense of humor around Monty Python... and now we cover Beatles tone using software running Python

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Old 1st August 2020
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So who is the fifth Beatle then?
Billy, to me.

Mr. Shears, to you.
Old 2nd August 2020
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So who is the fifth Beatle then?
Ringo is the fifth Beatle.
Old 2nd August 2020
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I generally cringe as people endlessly wax lyrical about that band.
Old 2nd August 2020
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Ringo is the fifth Beatle.
After Mr Best or Mr Sutcliffe? The nun who introduced 'lil Lennon to 'lil McCartney might have a leg up as well . I fear the convent might be Beatles 5-50 . Then Ms Ono broke up the convent and they all ran away to sing on the Rolling Stone's You Can't Always Get What You Want j/k. The late, great Mr Mal Evans sounded like a 5-er as well.

Good times, good times. It's hard to believe it was all Viv Stanshall and I do mean Viv
Old 2nd August 2020
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I generally cringe as people endlessly wax lyrical about that band.
thank you!
Old 2nd August 2020
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I generally cringe as people endlessly wax lyrical about that band.
which band ?
Old 2nd August 2020
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which band ?
John, Paul, George and Ringo's band.
Old 4th August 2020
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I generally cringe as people endlessly wax lyrical about that band.
I can't stand when people use "wax" in this context, I can practically see the moustache twirling...
Besides, The Beatles are basically canon at this point, no real use whining about it.
Old 6th August 2020
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George, Paul and John are common enough names that an attached surname is useful and becomes practical everyday usage.

Ringo's name was all but a mononym almost from the beginning, so common usage being the final arbiter makes it so.

Compensation, perhaps, for having to sit at the back.
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