Thoughts On The Dead

Musings on the Most Ridiculous Band I Can't Stop Listening To

An In-Between-Age Madness

The hoi polloi goes for My Sharona, but Rock Nerds know that The Knack’s best song was Good Girls Don’t. (Although, whoever allowed that harmonica to remain in the mix should be executed.  That should be played by a Vox organ, or a Farsifa if you don’t have the money for a Vox.)


  1. This may be the single best (non GD) music to come out of the 80’s.

  2. Hoi Polloi does not need an article in front of it.

    It’s just “Hoi Polloi”, not “The Hoi Polloi”.

    Greek is funny that way.

    • Thoughts On The Dead

      March 21, 2016 at 3:56 pm

      Greek is very funny, true. Which is why I used the Anglicized version of the phrase.

      hoi pol·loi
      ˌhoi pəˈloi/
      plural noun: hoi polloi

      the masses; the common people.
      “avoid mixing with the hoi polloi”
      synonyms: masses, common people, populace, public, multitude, rank and file, lower order(s), plebeians, proletariat; More
      derogatoryrabble, riffraff, (great) unwashed, (common) herd, proles, plebs;
      historicalthird estate
      “in days long past, the royal family would not have deigned to commune with the hoi polloi”

      mid 17th century: Greek, literally ‘the many.’
      Translate hoi polloi to

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