say what?

Recently (re)watching ‘A Clockwork Orange’ caused some David Bowie lyrics from “Suffragette City” to start bouncing around in my head.

What most lyric sheets show as “this mellow-thighed chick just put my spine out of place”, my brain had somehow translated into Nadsat (droog-speak from Kubrick’s movie) causing me to think David was singing “this mal-o-fact chick just put my spine out of place”.

In my mind “mal-o-fact” being some sort of code word for devious, harmful, malicious, etc. when stated in an ‘Alexander de Large’/Malcolm McDowell voice.

Possible deeper meaning to be found when you look up “malchick” in the Nadsat dictionary and find it is Russian for ‘boy’. Hmm.

I think my version has more interesting possibilities.


About Marcus

Who me? Introverted, neurotic, self-absorbed, increasingly cynical observer of human nature and part time social critic in hiding. Most of my life spent avoiding growing up. The naive idealistic passions of youth have evolved into the eclectic eccentricities of adulthood. Northeast Florida small-town native, related to people I can't relate to. Simultaneously my own best friend and worst enemy. Politically and spiritually unaffiliated, my personal ideologies put me all over the map or off it completely.
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