Talk:a didgeridoo-playing panda shouldn't fix the microwave

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a didgeridoo-playing panda shouldn't fix the microwave[edit]

Three citations please. SemperBlotto (talk) 08:44, 16 April 2012 (UTC)

  • I've found 3. Unfortunately, copies of these books can't be found on the internet, but they are all durably archived on the Pitcairn Islands, where I'm staying at the moment. But in a few months when I return to Australia, I'll digitise these books for you all to see. --Itkilledthecat (talk) 08:57, 16 April 2012 (UTC)
  1. 2 is a clear mention and #3 doesn't use this exact wording. Mglovesfun (talk) 08:59, 16 April 2012 (UTC)
Ah yes, I see that now. A shame, I guess we'll have to delete this page after all. I'll do my best to finance someone else's writing to use this word, but I can't promise anything. --Itkilledthecat (talk) 09:02, 16 April 2012 (UTC)
Just an idea: might there be a Pitcairnese form that's more readily citable? --Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 00:44, 18 April 2012 (UTC)

The citations in the entry were:

  1. (Pitcairn Islands) People who constantly act absurdly should not be taken seriously or given responsibility.
    • April 2012, Mike Warren, Pitcairn Islanders Life April 2012 issue, Rumours
      I'm not saying Brenda [Christian] shouldn't be the mayor, all I'm saying is that a didgeridoo-playing panda shouldn't fix the microwave.
    • 2004, Bob McSweetie, High Hopes: Travels in the South Pacific
      In the Pitcairn Islands they have a colourful saying, which is both very true and highly ridiculous, that a didgeridoo-playing panda shouldn't fix the microwave or words to that extent.
    • 2000, Meralda Warren, Poems in Pitkern and English., Nonsense poem 3
      Coming from the deepest jungles of Rwanda
      There once was a didgeridoo-playing panda
      Who shouldn't fix the microwave
      or shouldn't do the jobs of the slave
      The panda, Peter, built peppermint cakes
      And from his buttocks we all cooked steaks.