Mudcat Café message #2277200 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #109111   Message #2277200
Posted By: TheSnail
02-Mar-08 - 05:56 AM
Thread Name: Folk terminology
Subject: RE: Folk terminology
Jim Carroll

It has always been my understanding that this term originated from the timeless and universal practice of cupping the hand over the ear while singing unaccompanied.

Never saw Pavarotti do it.