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GUEST,Woody England's National Musical-Instrument? (1943* d) RE: England's National Musical-Instrument? 27 Nov 08

From: Spleen Cringe

"What the hell does that mean? "Homely?????" Isn't that American for ugly?"

Oi, Woody! My friend's mum (from Redcar if that makes any difference) called me "homely" when I waxed lyrical about the quality of her fruit loaf. If I'd known she was calling me an ugly bastard I'd never have had that second slice!

I'd only worry if that was Redcar, USA. If it is then I'd let her tyres down if I were you ;-)

From: WalkaboutsVerse

... I'd say in total the travels in my collection add up to a about a year on the hoof.

Somebody who goes for a fortnight's holiday every year for 26 years could say exactly the same. Not exactly immersion in a culture is it?

But as for the different matter of nomadically moving home, Eliza, why not just counties rather than countries, from now on?

Like Eliza asked - Are you now saying it's alright for some people to lose their culture?

As with the tenor-recorder/English-flute, Woody, when one plays a tune on the chromatic baritone English concertina (which I still think has a nice homely timbre) they are playing the very tune/top-line melody on the score - which, if also a singer, they can, of course, readily match with their voice. I also like the Anglo, but it is not fully chromatic and, with it's push-pull system, is more likely to develop holes and the associated gushing sounds that slightly spoil the timbre.

I was going to write a detailed reply, but to be honest I can't be bothered. The depth & breadth of your ignorance is truly breath-taking.

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