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Posted: 11/21/2012 11:07:42 AM EST
Cause' I speak of the pompetous of love

anyone know WTF that's supposed to mean?
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 11:09:39 AM EST
He's just lucky that way.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 11:09:44 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/21/2012 11:10:16 AM EST by Headless_T_Gunner]
The Pompatus of Love is a 1996 film that tells the story of four guys discussing women and the meaning of the word "pompatus". This made-up word is found in two Steve Miller songs, "Enter Maurice" and "The Joker", the latter of which contains the line "Some people call me Maurice / 'cause I speak of the pompatus of love". Wolfman Jack can also be heard using the term in his spoken lines in The Guess Who's "Clap For The Wolfman."


from WIKI

Link Posted: 11/21/2012 11:11:57 AM EST
Was the No 1 song the week I was born.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 11:13:02 AM EST
Originally Posted By Headless_T_Gunner:
The Pompatus of Love is a 1996 film that tells the story of four guys discussing women and the meaning of the word "pompatus". This made-up word is found in two Steve Miller songs, "Enter Maurice" and "The Joker", the latter of which contains the line "Some people call me Maurice / 'cause I speak of the pompatus of love". Wolfman Jack can also be heard using the term in his spoken lines in The Guess Who's "Clap For The Wolfman."


from WIKI



so it doesn't mean anything. Good, I consider myself having a pretty decent vocabulary and I'd never heard of it and couldn't figure out either the latin or greek roots of it.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 11:13:55 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/21/2012 11:15:22 AM EST by JmPnTX]
http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/972/in-steve-millers-the-joker-what-is-the-pompatus-of-love

Borrowed or used under "artistic license" from a 1954 rhythm and blues tune called "The Letter" by the Medallions, sung by Vernon Green.

*"The Letter" by the Medallions had the lines:

Oh my darling, let me whisper sweet words of pizmotality and discuss the puppetutes of love.

The song was composed by Vernon Green as a description of his dream woman.[1] "Pizmotality described words of such secrecy that they could only be spoken to the one you loved", Green explained. He coined the term puppetutes "to mean a secret paper-doll fantasy figure who would be my everything and bear my children".

*from Wiki

So puppetutes became pompetus of love.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 11:14:05 AM EST
That song has sucked since the day it was released and it sucks even worse now that we've listened to it 80 billion times.

Fuck you Steve Miller, fuck you right up your ass with a red hot fire poker.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 11:20:43 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/21/2012 11:23:59 AM EST by olivers_AR]
70s flashbacks! AM rock!

ETA: Now its the song stuck in your head ... I'm a thinker and grinner, I'm a lover and a sinner ...
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 11:23:01 AM EST

Originally Posted By Kalahnikid:
That song has sucked since the day it was released and it sucks even worse now that we've listened to it 80 billion times.

Fuck you Steve Miller, fuck you right up your ass with a red hot fire poker.

You make me laugh, you make me cry.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 11:25:05 AM EST
Originally Posted By Kalahnikid:
That song has sucked since the day it was released and it sucks even worse now that we've listened to it 80 billion times.

Fuck you Steve Miller, fuck you right up your ass with a red hot fire poker.


The fail. Oh, the fail.



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Link Posted: 11/21/2012 11:27:52 AM EST

Originally Posted By swingset:

Originally Posted By Kalahnikid:
That song has sucked since the day it was released and it sucks even worse now that we've listened to it 80 billion times.

Fuck you Steve Miller, fuck you right up your ass with a red hot fire poker.

You make me laugh, you make me cry.
Keep me burnin' for your love

Link Posted: 11/21/2012 11:28:43 AM EST
Originally Posted By Kalahnikid:
That song has sucked since the day it was released and it sucks even worse now that we've listened to it 80 billion times.

Fuck you Steve Miller, fuck you right up your ass with a red hot fire poker.


Well that's just, like, your opinion man...
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 11:29:46 AM EST
This song was just playing in my head 5 minutes ago...

Link Posted: 11/21/2012 11:34:07 AM EST
Originally Posted By HighSeasPoker:
Originally Posted By Kalahnikid:
That song has sucked since the day it was released and it sucks even worse now that we've listened to it 80 billion times.

Fuck you Steve Miller, fuck you right up your ass with a red hot fire poker.


Well that's just, like, your opinion man...


No shit. I love the Steve Miller Band.

Link Posted: 11/21/2012 11:38:35 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 11:40:27 AM EST
Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1:
Originally Posted By Kalahnikid:
That song has sucked since the day it was released and it sucks even worse now that we've listened to it 80 billion times.

Fuck you Steve Miller, fuck you right up your ass with a red hot fire poker.


Yeah, well, maybe I really love your peaches and want to shake your tree.


Nein, nein, nein, nein, nein, nein, nein, nein, nein, nein, nein!

Link Posted: 11/21/2012 11:41:53 AM EST
WAHHHH-WAHH WAHHHHRRNNNNNGGGGG
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 11:49:51 AM EST
Ha Ha, Charade you are!



Speed
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 11:50:53 AM EST
I come from a country called Lovenon. We speak Lovenese.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 11:56:22 AM EST
Steve Miller Band rocked right up to the point where they went off the cliff with "Abracadabra"




Link Posted: 11/21/2012 11:58:45 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 12:19:57 PM EST
I know a guy named Maurice.
You'd better pronounce it Morris, or you will be on his shit list.

Thought I'd mention it, in case you ever bump into him.

I always thought pompetus was just me hearing pompousness incorrectly.
The things I learn here!
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