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05 April 2007 @ 09:48 am
Wait, wait, wait; now wait a minute here.

Pardon my lack of timeliness, but I just saw this album cover in the iTunes store.

The Dutchess? Fergie's album is titled The Dutchess?

Now, presumably, this is a wordplay on Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, also known as "Fergie." Except that Sarah Ferguson's title is spelled correctly.

Am I missing something? Is Fergie Dutch or some such? Is there a second level to the wordplay here? Or is the title of this album, created by mentally deficient people for mentally deficient people, actually a typographical error? Is this one of those rap things, in which the rapper/producer takes an ignorant pride in not being able to spell properly? Or did the retard in charge of this album genuinely not know how to spell "duchess" and never had anyone look into it?
Current Music: Morrissey, "Life Is a Pigsty"
(Anonymous) on April 5th, 2007 01:59 pm (UTC)
Holy Crap
Wow. I hadn't seen that yet, that's pretty sad.

On a brighter note, did you see the Alanis cover of "Lady Lumps"? Absolutely hysterical.
A Hungry Cannibalhamsterlord on April 5th, 2007 05:01 pm (UTC)
My guess is that it is a genuine typographical error.

Also, when did it become ok to state that someone is the artist when they are clearly singing backup throughout the album?
Kevin Blanchardkevinblanchard on April 5th, 2007 05:33 pm (UTC)
According to Fergie and her record label, it was an intentional mispelling, playing off the fact that she shares her "name" with Fergie the duchess of york.
The Scribblerthescribbler on April 5th, 2007 05:38 pm (UTC)
But intentionally misspelling it that way doesn't... what's the... how does that explain anything?

I suppose this is why I don't make millions of dollars and they do.
Kevin Blanchard: Stewie: Robotkevinblanchard on April 5th, 2007 05:43 pm (UTC)
Hip Hop is a unique beast. Unique spellings, usages, and new slang is all part of the sub culture. I don't even begin to pretend like I fully understand it all the time,lol.
Generally Pretty Happygrendel317 on April 5th, 2007 06:06 pm (UTC)
That, and what are they going to say?

"Oh, yeah, no... we're pretty much just retards."
Cerebussorceror on April 5th, 2007 06:11 pm (UTC)
Does it need to be said?
celeduc on April 5th, 2007 08:10 pm (UTC)
Pass That Dutch
Perhaps she was referring to whatever Missy Elliott wanted passed. I hope for her sake she's not trying to evoke thoughts of a dutch oven.
the crazy chick you knoweruditeboredom on April 8th, 2007 02:58 pm (UTC)
Re: Pass That Dutch
She means blunt. It'd a reference to an old Reggae song, "Pass the Koutchie", by the Mighty Diamonds. A Koutchie is a type of pipe. It was covered by a pre-teen pop-ish group named Musical Youth. Since a bunch of 13 year olds singing about marijuana wasn't exactly acceptable in the 80's, and 'Koutchie' is usually pronounced 'Kutchie', it was changed to "Pass the Dutchie". It's also a reference to Dutch Master Cigars, which used to be (and in some circles still are) a popular choice to unwrap and roll blunts out of.

Yeah, I like Reggae. And my dad's an old stoner.
the crazy chick you knoweruditeboredom on April 8th, 2007 03:01 pm (UTC)
Re: Pass That Dutch
Oops, almost forgot. The first two lines of the chorus:

I say: Pass the dutchie on the left hand side.
Pass the dutchie on the left hand side.

yeah, they're really talking about passing around a big heavy kettle full of really hot liquid.
Sarah Roarkdoctorcaligari on April 5th, 2007 10:01 pm (UTC)
Ya know, I think I prefer not to speculate on this.
The Stella Theoryicouldntsaveus on April 7th, 2007 05:40 am (UTC)
(Anonymous) on April 11th, 2007 04:07 pm (UTC)
at least she's consistent
Is it any worse that tasty spelled, "T, to the A, to the S T E Y?" Where did the E come from?

Nick Esposito
Justin Achillijachilli on April 12th, 2007 02:00 pm (UTC)
Re: at least she's consistent
It came from retardation.
(Anonymous) on April 23rd, 2007 04:43 pm (UTC)
Re: at least she's consistent
in an interview with mtv(?) will.i.am said that the "e" was added to "tasty" because it fit the beat better. riiiiiight.
mordicai caelimordicai on May 12th, 2007 12:45 am (UTC)
isn't dutch a brand of....rolling papers, or cigar, or something?