pesco — 2014-08-19T13:20:20-04:00 — #1
daneel — 2014-08-19T13:21:48-04:00 — #2
l_mariachi — 2014-08-19T13:49:47-04:00 — #3
Or the various Billy Childish and 60s garage rock “Thee” bands.
putty — 2014-08-19T13:51:47-04:00 — #4
Came here to say this, leaving satisfied. This omission pretty much invalidates the entire article for me.
willondon — 2014-08-19T14:02:18-04:00 — #5
I hate when people call them The The The.
daneel — 2014-08-19T14:11:49-04:00 — #6
mister44 — 2014-08-19T14:37:54-04:00 — #7
One of my favorite groups has gone by "The Prodigy" and just "Prodigy".
dreamboatskanky — 2014-08-19T14:42:53-04:00 — #8
omems — 2014-08-19T15:37:44-04:00 — #9
boundegar — 2014-08-19T16:18:20-04:00 — #10
Slow news day? Not enough tear gas for ya?
othermichael — 2014-08-19T16:55:14-04:00 — #11
After the Band Clone Wars, I ran into a The The almost every day. A Thee Thee was one of the worst, until I encountered THE Thee Thee. ::shudder::
nickpheas — 2014-08-19T17:41:06-04:00 — #12
I had often been told that the name of a particular band was just 'Manic Street Preachers', but they introduced themselves with a 'The' at Glastonbury this year. And they were bloody amazing.
beschizza — 2014-08-19T18:04:40-04:00 — #13
The Definite Article <-- great band name
lemoutan — 2014-08-19T18:18:47-04:00 — #14
For a long time I was confused by the sexual ambivalence suggested by Cole Porter's Les Girls.
catgrin — 2014-08-19T18:58:29-04:00 — #15
The article discussed the vowel problem with the band "Eagles", a band that doesn't have a name prefixed by a definite article. However, we often apply one in use - even the band does. That's evidenced by their album covers. Where the band name leads the titling, there is no "The" - it's only when additional text is included that "THE" gets added (a capped "The" being appropriate for title format). So you get confusion:
EAGLES - THEIR GREATEST HITS 1971-1975
THE VERY BEST OF THE EAGLES
This is confusing enough that the wikipage for the band actually appeared as part of a question sequence on Only Connect. I can't remember the other three clues involved, but the lateral link was that all of them were pages frequently contested on Wikipedia. Eagles was clued as:
Currently, the wikipage seems to use the name correctly applying a definite article before the name at the start of a paragraph ("The Eagles are . . .") while using "Eagles (band)" as a header. "The Eagles" searched redirects to the "the-less" page. It's a reasonable compromise.
funruly — 2014-08-19T19:04:46-04:00 — #16
logruszed — 2014-08-19T22:07:38-04:00 — #17
"The" plays hell with my file sorting and subsequent file re-locating.
daneel — 2014-08-19T22:16:02-04:00 — #18
So not all that definite.
beep54orama — 2014-08-20T10:59:33-04:00 — #19
Absolutely no one has mentioned The Band so far? What the's wrong with you people?????
crenquis — 2014-08-20T11:18:37-04:00 — #20
Every once in a while it's The The. Of course, it's policy never to say your The The. We have to use the indefinite article, a The The, The The The never … your The The.
@Willondon sorry, sometimes policy dictates The The The
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