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GUEST,Woody England's National Musical-Instrument? (1943* d) RE: England's National Musical-Instrument? 24 Sep 08

From: WalkaboutsVerse
Woody - apart from the remnants of my Australian accent, I'm culturally English

Hee hee hee. All together now - "Oh no you're not!" You're a fake. Delusional.

Regarding the BA. A degree is supposed to develop you're skills in study, analysis and reasoned argument. I see no evidence that you've achieved anything there given that your postings tend toward the unreasoned, ignorant and simplistic.

Regarding the anthropology bit... well surely the bedrock of Anthropology is the attempt to understand humanity objectively (as far as is possible) without imposing your own subjective prejudices and preconceptions. You've come to England, but rather than using your "qualification" to help you understand the culture, you've come with a set of preconceived ideas and prejudices that bear no relation to the reality, and then you seek to impose them on others. If you did ever attend Anthropology classes you must have slept through them.

Back to the original subject. As another poster said, if we had an English national instrument, we'd know about it. If we don't know about it, it's hardly a national instrument.

There is however one instrument which can be found in most English musical genres over a period of hundreds of years, as at home in modern English Folk, Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock as it was in 18th century dance music. It's called the fiddle, but it's not specifically English.

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