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Re(2): Lizardland: The Complete Lyrics IP: 22.214.171.124 Posted on October 16, 2016 at 09:04:11 PM by ageing ted
On the subject of Lizard lyrics, I'm wondering whether I'm accurately deciphering The Dandelion Marine. My theory is that is he was a Falklands veteran of Operation Paraquet, which was designed to recapture South Georgia island and whose initiation codeword was apparently "dandelion". Maybe this story is better known in England, but I needed some extreme googling to arrive at it.
I found this amusing detail on the RAF's website - "The plan to recapture the island had now been formulated, under the codename Operation 'Paraquet'. The word is an early way of spelling 'parakeet', although it was changed unofficially almost immediately to Operation 'Paraquat', a form of weed-killer!"
So Martin has a rival for the title of England's busiest horticultural assassin... Replies: