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Re: Lost your U2 mojo?
« Reply #165 on: March 01, 2012, 08:56:03 AM »
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I call it an 'ATM Machine' and I've heard others call it an ATM Machine.

Really though, it's nitpicking if that is a reason why somebody doesn't like the song.

ATM is an American term. In the United Kingdom of Great Britain and England, people call them cash points or cash machines.

Rest room is an American term. In the United Kingdom of Great Britain and England, people call them toilets or cottages.

And the "M" in ATM stands for "Machine"

Hence the lyric translation as Automatic Teller Machine Machine


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Re: Lost your U2 mojo?
« Reply #166 on: March 01, 2012, 08:56:50 AM »
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I call it an 'ATM Machine' and I've heard others call it an ATM Machine.

Really though, it's nitpicking if that is a reason why somebody doesn't like the song.

ATM is an American term. In the United Kingdom of Great Britain and England, people call them cash points or cash machines.

Rest room is an American term. In the United Kingdom of Great Britain and England, people call them toilets or cottages.

And the "M" in ATM stands for "Machine"

Hence the lyric translation as Automatic Teller Machine Machine

What do you mean?

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Re: Lost your U2 mojo?
« Reply #167 on: March 01, 2012, 09:24:42 AM »
EVERYONE says ATM machine.

That happens all the time when something becomes an acronym... I'm trying to think of another example. I do with it something else, but at the moment I cant recall.

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Re: Lost your U2 mojo?
« Reply #168 on: March 01, 2012, 09:40:46 AM »
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EVERYONE says ATM machine.

That happens all the time when something becomes an acronym... I'm trying to think of another example. I do with it something else, but at the moment I cant recall.

EVERYONE in America might say ATM machine.

EVERYONE in the United Kingdom of Great Britain says cash point or cash machine

I have no idea what they call them in, say China, Vietnam or Sweden
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Re: Lost your U2 mojo?
« Reply #169 on: March 01, 2012, 09:49:18 AM »
Okay, point taken. :)

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Re: Lost your U2 mojo?
« Reply #170 on: March 01, 2012, 09:54:52 AM »
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Okay, point taken. :)

 ;) :)

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Re: Lost your U2 mojo?
« Reply #171 on: March 01, 2012, 10:59:34 AM »
Who needs ATMs?

I have a mattress!

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Re: Lost your U2 mojo?
« Reply #172 on: March 01, 2012, 11:14:15 AM »
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Who needs ATMs?

I have a mattress!

LOL, Middy! :)

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Re: Lost your U2 mojo?
« Reply #173 on: March 01, 2012, 11:54:59 AM »
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EVERYONE says ATM machine.


No, they don't.


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Re: Lost your U2 mojo?
« Reply #174 on: March 01, 2012, 11:56:12 AM »
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I call it an 'ATM Machine' and I've heard others call it an ATM Machine.

Really though, it's nitpicking if that is a reason why somebody doesn't like the song.

ATM is an American term. In the United Kingdom of Great Britain and England, people call them cash points or cash machines.

Rest room is an American term. In the United Kingdom of Great Britain and England, people call them toilets or cottages.

And the "M" in ATM stands for "Machine"

Hence the lyric translation as Automatic Teller Machine Machine

What do you mean?

Sigh.........

They lyric in MOS is "ATM Machine"

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Re: Lost your U2 mojo?
« Reply #175 on: March 01, 2012, 02:07:29 PM »
Mojo boost -

While listening to the radio on the way home today, 12 yo dd points out that Linkin Park's Bleed It Out has a guitar riff that reminds her of a U2 song. I listened and it was I Will Follow. Then we proceed to listen to IWF and I tell them what it's about. She and her twin sister go "awwww" and then ask questions about Bono and his mom. Then other 12 yo dd pipes up, "OK, I can't deny it, I like U2!!" She had previously been singing Vertigo before her sister piped up w/ the Linkin Park reference.  ;)

They both adore Jared Leto and 30 Seconds to Mars and know he covers Streets and I think another U2 song. They know that Coldplay and Muse respect U2 and they think Linkin Park must too. I tell them about the Youtube mash up of Shadow of the Day and WOWY.

Yes! Mojo boost accomplished.  ;D

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Re: Lost your U2 mojo?
« Reply #176 on: March 01, 2012, 05:45:59 PM »
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EVERYONE says ATM machine.


Is this some sort of pet peeve of yours? The only weakness with that lyric is that the preceeding line didn't go "I was punching in my PIN number".

No, they don't.



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Re: Lost your U2 mojo?
« Reply #177 on: March 01, 2012, 06:04:54 PM »
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EVERYONE says ATM machine.

That happens all the time when something becomes an acronym... I'm trying to think of another example. I do with it something else, but at the moment I cant recall.

EVERYONE in America might say ATM machine.

EVERYONE in the United Kingdom of Great Britain says cash point or cash machine


Reg Varney and Me would disagree with you there.

I've heard others call it an ATM machine, as well as a cash point or cash machine.



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Re: Lost your U2 mojo?
« Reply #178 on: March 01, 2012, 08:08:24 PM »
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EVERYONE says ATM machine.


Is this some sort of pet peeve of yours? The only weakness with that lyric is that the preceeding line didn't go "I was punching in my PIN number".

No, they don't.



It is A pet peeve regarding the shortcomings of MOS, a vastly overrated dirge.


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Re: Lost your U2 mojo?
« Reply #179 on: March 01, 2012, 10:52:44 PM »
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Mojo boost -

While listening to the radio on the way home today, 12 yo dd points out that Linkin Park's Bleed It Out has a guitar riff that reminds her of a U2 song. I listened and it was I Will Follow. Then we proceed to listen to IWF and I tell them what it's about. She and her twin sister go "awwww" and then ask questions about Bono and his mom. Then other 12 yo dd pipes up, "OK, I can't deny it, I like U2!!" She had previously been singing Vertigo before her sister piped up w/ the Linkin Park reference.  ;)

They both adore Jared Leto and 30 Seconds to Mars and know he covers Streets and I think another U2 song. They know that Coldplay and Muse respect U2 and they think Linkin Park must too. I tell them about the Youtube mash up of Shadow of the Day and WOWY.

Yes! Mojo boost accomplished.  ;D

I'm guessing there are more than a few people reading this who don't know what a "dd" is. I thought those abbreviations died years ago.

A "dd", in this application, is a dear daughter for those wondering.