Mudcat Café message #2721395 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #123472   Message #2721395
Posted By: GUEST, Sminky
11-Sep-09 - 07:23 AM
Thread Name: The Folk Process
Subject: RE: The Folk Process
it's a bit like saying the use of horse-drawn ploughs was a historical accident based on the failure to invent tractors

Ah, but a by-product of horse-drawn ploughs was that your fields got manured! You wouldn't then specify that tractors had to automatically manure fields as they went along, would you?

It's not a 'rule', it's a description

I'm quite happy to call it a description. However, for some people hereabouts - it's the law.

Mostly I prefer hearing and singing the first kind.

So do I, but that's my personal preference - so it doesn't count.