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So there's no denying 2016 has been an absolutely horrible year for celebrity deaths. This week was particularly brutal with Victoria Wood dying on Wednesday and then Prince dying yesterday.

But this is not what has my gast flabbered.

We were sitting in the canteen at tea break this morning, 6 girls around the table, and one says, "I never knew Prince wrote Nothing Compares 2 U for Sinead O'Connor" and all the others agreed, they didn't know that either.

And I thought to myself, okay, I'm about 6,7 years older than these girls, they're not big music fans or pop culture junkies, so you know, don't say anything, live and let live.....

And then one of the girls volunteers the fact that she always gets confused between Prince and Freddie Mercury.

.............

.............

And that dear f-list is when I picked up the phone and WhatsApp'ed [livejournal.com profile] helsinkibaby telling her this story and adding an FML for good measure!!

Seriously, how??!?!?!

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Date: 2016-04-23 10:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amnisias.livejournal.com
Generations are generations apart -;

I have to offer the following gem:
'Did you know there was a Dirty Dancing movie before the musical?'

Mixing up Prince and Freddy is sweet, though - I'm guessing they're not talking about the visuals, given that one was Afro-american and tiny and the other arab-british & butch? Apart from having died too young and where active in the 80's, I can't see them having much in common.

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Date: 2016-04-23 12:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] smiley-b.livejournal.com
No, definitely not visuals! The girl who said it isn't a big music fan (and she'll tell you that herself!) so I think it's more she doesn't know who sings which songs. But it was one of those moments where I was like "......"

On the other hand, they definitely know about the Dirty Dancing film, it's on tv a lot over here!! (Small mercies k suppose!!)

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