History Trivia / ThePiratesOfPenzance

22nd Jun '16 8:20:46 PM Kalmbach
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*** "can tell at sight a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mauser_Model_1871#/media/File:Rifle_Mauser_M1871.jpg Mauser rifle]] from a [[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8f/Matti_J%C3%A4rvinen.jpg javelin]]." Pretty sure anybody could do that.

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*** "can tell at sight a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mauser_Model_1871#/media/File:Rifle_Mauser_M1871.jpg Mauser rifle]] from a [[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8f/Matti_J%C3%A4rvinen.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6d/Bregje_crolla_Europacup_2007.jpg javelin]]." Pretty sure anybody could do that.
27th Apr '16 5:01:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy: The 1983 film features, among others, Creator/KevinKline as the Pirate King and Creator/AngelaLansbury as Ruth.
10th Nov '15 11:08:37 AM tropesinreadiness
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*** "Sing the croaking chorus from ''The Frogs'' of Aristophanes." -- The entire chorus is "ribbit".

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*** "Sing the croaking chorus from ''The Frogs'' of Aristophanes." -- The entire chorus is "ribbit". (Or, in the original Greek, ''Βρεκεκεκὲξ κοὰξ κοάξ''. Which is, naturally, Greek for "ribbit".)
10th Nov '15 11:06:22 AM tropesinreadiness
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* HeyItsThatGuy: The 1983 film features, Creator/KevinKline as the Pirate King and Creator/AngelaLansbury as Ruth.


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* HeyItsThatGuy: The 1983 film features, among others, Creator/KevinKline as the Pirate King and Creator/AngelaLansbury as Ruth.

Ruth.
* RealitySubtext: During the runaway success of ''Theatre/HMSPinafore'', Gilbert & Sullivan had huge trouble with [[DigitalPiracyIsEvil people pirating their works]] on the other side of the Atlantic. They arranged to have their next show produced simultaneously in America and in a small English village, in an attempt to get better legal protection from such pirates. What was that new show? [[Theatre/ThePiratesOfPenzance Yep, you guessed it.]]
9th Oct '15 11:58:26 AM Jeduthun
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* HeyItsThatGuy: The 1983 film features, Creator/KevinKline as the Pirate King and Creator/AngelaLansbury as Ruth.
* MajorGeneralSong

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* HeyItsThatGuy: GeniusBonus: The 1983 film features, Creator/KevinKline as the Pirate King and Creator/AngelaLansbury as Ruth.
* MajorGeneralSong
MajorGeneralSong is loaded with them:





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\n* HeyItsThatGuy: The 1983 film features, Creator/KevinKline as the Pirate King and Creator/AngelaLansbury as Ruth.

9th Oct '15 11:52:31 AM Jeduthun
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* AccentDepundent: An OverlyLongGag in the first act depends on people confusing the words "orphan" and "often." The pun only really works in a ''very'' posh British accent, and even then it's a bit of a stretch.
18th Aug '15 6:18:06 PM Kalmbach
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*** "can tell at sight a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mauser_Model_1871#/media/File:Rifle_Mauser_M1871.jpg Mauser rifle]] from a [[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8f/Matti_J%C3%A4rvinen.jpg javelin]]." Pretty sure anybody could do that.
8th Sep '14 11:53:01 AM Divra
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*** "quote the fights historical from Marathon to Waterloo, in order categorical" -- He has only read about them in books and doesn't even know the timeline.

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*** "quote the fights historical from Marathon to Waterloo, in order categorical" -- He has only read about them in books and doesn't [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fifteen_Decisive_Battles_of_the_World The Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World: from Marathon to Waterloo ]] but can't even know remember the timeline.
8th Sep '14 11:51:02 AM Divra
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*** "About binomial theorem I’m teeming with a lot o’ news" -- No real advances had been made in the area since Newton generalized it more than 200 years before.



*** "And I can hum a fugue of which I've heard the music's din a-fore": Fugues are per definition polyphonic, i.e. have more than one melody running at the same time. Tuvan throat singers can accomplish something to this effect by singing one tune and huming another, but good luck humming two tunes at once.

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*** "And I can hum a fugue of which I've heard the music's din a-fore": Fugues are per definition polyphonic, i.e. have more than one melody running at the same time. Tuvan throat singers can accomplish something to this effect by singing one tune and huming humming another, but good luck humming two tunes at once.
*** "About binomial theorem I’m teeming with a lot o’ news" -- No real advances had been made in the area since Newton generalized it more than 200 years before, hence there were no "news" for him to teem with.

26th Aug '14 12:10:25 AM Divra
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*** "quote the fights historical from Marathon to Waterloo, in order categorical" -- He has only read about them in books and doesn't evem know the timeline.

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*** "quote the fights historical from Marathon to Waterloo, in order categorical" -- He has only read about them in books and doesn't evem even know the timeline.



*** "tell you every detail of Caractacus’s uniform" -- The only depiction of Caractacus shows him in the nude.

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*** "tell you every detail of Caractacus’s uniform" -- The only depiction of Caractacus shows him in the nude. Also, Caractacus was a Gallic chieftain who lived around the birth of Christ, and would never have worn a uniform anything.


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** As well as some which are outright impossible:
*** "I can write a washing bill in Babylonic Cuneiform": Cuneiform was at the time understood to be a form of writing, but nothing else was known about it.
*** "And I can hum a fugue of which I've heard the music's din a-fore": Fugues are per definition polyphonic, i.e. have more than one melody running at the same time. Tuvan throat singers can accomplish something to this effect by singing one tune and huming another, but good luck humming two tunes at once.
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