I always thought it was "ceiling wax"

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17 Jan 2011, 6:58 pm

...And I'd imagine Puff the Magic Dragon scraping it from the ceiling, where it somehow collects or congeals, and making candles out of it.

My childhood is a shambles all of a sudden.



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17 Jan 2011, 8:25 pm

Yeah and I wondered where the "Dawnzer Lea Light" was in the national anthem.

And I wondered about those "forspacious skies" in America the Beautiful.



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18 Jan 2011, 5:38 pm

José, can you see?


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18 Jan 2011, 9:24 pm

I now have a vivid image of Puff The Magic Dragon making candles. :lol:


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18 Jan 2011, 10:58 pm

Steinhauser wrote:
...And I'd imagine Puff the Magic Dragon scraping it from the ceiling, where it somehow collects or congeals, and making candles out of it.

My childhood is a shambles all of a sudden.


Wha? Ceiling wax? I'm confused, what was it really? Semen? :scratch:



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19 Jan 2011, 12:50 am

its a Through the Looking Glass reference



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19 Jan 2011, 5:48 am

Then there's "Our Father, who art in heaven, Howard be thy name".



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19 Jan 2011, 1:21 pm

I thought it was "ceiling" wax, also, and it confirmed my secret belief that my mother was a slovenly housekeeper, since she never polished our ceilings.



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19 Jan 2011, 8:37 pm

I thought it was ceiling wax too, until I was probably 25 years old. lol



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19 Jan 2011, 9:05 pm

I also used to think it was ceiling wax.



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19 Jan 2011, 9:11 pm

Argh, now I get it, misheard words :lol: *slaps self*



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19 Jan 2011, 10:10 pm

i knew it had to be 'sealing wax' but i thought that sealing wax had something to do with shoes and ships --to keep them from leaking.



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20 Jan 2011, 3:58 am

wornlight wrote:
i knew it had to be 'sealing wax' but i thought that sealing wax had something to do with shoes and ships --to keep them from leaking.


Was it also to keep the cabbages and kings from leaking?

There are a few words in that song I can't make out, but the end is such a bummer that I don't listen to it anymore, anyway.


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20 Jan 2011, 6:13 am

Ahh, the march of progress.

I am far too young to have ever seen sealing wax but I remember blotting paper, and white-out used to correct mistakes made on a typewriter.

And carbon paper. And mimeograph machines with a crank on the side.
And adding machines with a crank on the side.
And cash registers with a crank on the side.
And Telex machines.
And cameras that used actual rolls of film.

Oh god, I am getting so old. :(



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20 Jan 2011, 1:50 pm

Wombat wrote:
Ahh, the march of progress.

I am far too young to have ever seen sealing wax but I remember blotting paper, and white-out used to correct mistakes made on a typewriter.

And carbon paper. And mimeograph machines with a crank on the side.
And adding machines with a crank on the side.
And cash registers with a crank on the side.
And Telex machines.
And cameras that used actual rolls of film.

Oh god, I am getting so old. :(


I remember all those things: how I loved the odor of mimeograph ink! And the blotting paper reminded me that I had to learn to write cursive with a fountain pen, though the nuns were sufficiently modern that they allowed us to use the new fountain pens that took ink cartridges, rather than drawing ink from a bottle--or inkwell.