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To have misheard this football reference for so long?

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WorldCupnovice Fri 06-Jul-18 14:28:00

Have absolutely zero interest in football, but can't avoid it at the moment. I went into the room where my DP had on the England V Columbia match and he mentioned the England team logo. I said I hadn't realised that the lions represented England. He replied that I must have heard the Baddiel and Skinner song from years ago. Well bugger me , I always thought they were singing 3 'lines' on a shirt! So am I the biggest idiot in the world, or has anyone else misheard something for so long?

WorldCupnovice Fri 06-Jul-18 14:29:02

I should add that I have name changed, so I am not recognised and shamed!

SistersOfPercy Fri 06-Jul-18 14:30:05

If it's any consolation, I spent many years believing the next line was "Jewels remain still gleaming"

SistersOfPercy Fri 06-Jul-18 14:30:26

And I didn't even name change for that confession!!

MillyTheKid Fri 06-Jul-18 14:35:37

Greatest football song ever.

DoJo Fri 06-Jul-18 14:37:47

I just had to look up the line after than as I have no idea what I thought it was, but I would definitely have been wrong either way - Jules Rimet, eh? Sounds like a top bloke, but I've managed to never hear his name until today!

AsAProfessionalFekko Fri 06-Jul-18 14:38:00

Not when one line is sung over and over and over by a gaggle of very loud and tone deaf drunks on a very hot (and stuck) train. Oh no.

SoapOnARoap Fri 06-Jul-18 14:38:29

Okaaaaaaayyyyy hmm

SoyDora Fri 06-Jul-18 14:39:07

I think 4 weeks pregnant is a bit abstract for men and women... you know you’re pregnant but there generally aren’t any major symptoms and obviously no visible signs.

SoyDora Fri 06-Jul-18 14:39:31

Oops wrong thread, sorry!

Mousefunky Fri 06-Jul-18 14:40:31

It does sound like lines OP so you’re not crazy at all.

TheMagicTorch Fri 06-Jul-18 14:42:24

@DoJo Up to this second, I thought it said jewels remain still gleaming too blush

SistersOfPercy Fri 06-Jul-18 14:43:33


skips off happily

Ceebeegee Fri 06-Jul-18 14:43:54

Hang on, SistersOfPercy, you're saying the line isn't jewells remaining still gleaming??! shock
Mind blown. What the hell is it?!

SistersOfPercy Fri 06-Jul-18 14:45:01

Ha @Ceebeegee it's 'Jules Rimet' which is the official name of the trophy known as the World Cup.

PaddingtonBearHardStare Fri 06-Jul-18 14:45:27

Jules Rimet still gleaming grin

WorldCupnovice Fri 06-Jul-18 14:45:46

SoyDora Iam intrigued , and am now searching to see which thread you meant to post on. DoJo Jules Rimet???Iam not even going to ask what that is all about.

WigglyBlossom Fri 06-Jul-18 14:46:04

It's currently the Number 1 single on itunes grin

Titsywoo Fri 06-Jul-18 14:48:22

Although reading about it Jules rimet was the first world cup trophy. The current one is just called the FIFA world cup trophy. Jules rimet hasn't been used since the 70s and was stolen and never recovered in the 80s. You learn something new every day!

PaddingtonBearHardStare Fri 06-Jul-18 14:49:11

This is who Jules Rimet is

pinkmagic1 Fri 06-Jul-18 14:52:13

If it's any consolation, I thought an own goal was called a home goal until ds informed me last week!

MrPan Fri 06-Jul-18 14:52:19

Jules Rimet design the iconic trophy that was won outright (for 3 world cup victories) in 1970, Mexico. The finest football team ever assembled.

I asked dw if she wanted to 'dance Nobby's dance' in France. She thought I was being disgusting.

sirlee66 Fri 06-Jul-18 14:54:00

Another who thought it was 'jewels remain still gleaming'!!!

Shocked!! I've sung it that way for too long to change now though..

MrPan Fri 06-Jul-18 14:54:19

That is...Brazil won the Jules Rimet, in Mexico,

beachysandy81 Fri 06-Jul-18 14:56:12

Ha,ha, I knew the 'three lions' bit but was less smug when I heard about the 'Jules Rimet' bit!!! I have been thinking 'Jewels remain still gleaming' for years in fact I may have taught my sons it that way too!!! Oh well sounds the same when you sing it!

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