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GUEST,Tom Guardian calls Ani DiFranco folk singer (208* d) RE: Guardian calls Ani DiFranco folk singer 15 Oct 07

I'm trying to avoid the word Traditional right now, because there are three conflicting meanings:

Some people save it to describe ONLY The Wellspring itself, and nothing afterwards.

Others use it to decsrcibe the Wellspring PLUS anything that's influenced by, informed by, borrowed from, or sounds a bit like the Wellspring.

A third camp say it's anything associated with habitual use by a community (e.g. Boy Scouts, Football fans, etc - even if modern).

(And there the fourth, legal definition - in public ownership.

We have somehow to separate the meanings, and merely adding qualifiers (Source, Revivial, etc) doesn't seem to be enough.


This is a _separate_ debate to the one above, over whether Folk = Traditional or not!

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