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Subject: what does BS stand for?
From: Emmie
Date: 09 Dec 99 - 02:44 PM

Please someone enlighten me. I'm sure it can't stand for bullshit which is what I always read it as then stop myself!! Emmie
Messages from multiple threads combined.
-Joe Offer-

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Subject: RE: what does BS stand for?
From: Bert
Date: 09 Dec 99 - 02:44 PM

It sure can.


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Subject: RE: what does BS stand for?
From: MMario
Date: 09 Dec 99 - 02:48 PM

or it can stand for anything else you want it to...

Bounteous Serendipity

Beautiful Souls

Better Sex...


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Subject: RE: what does BS stand for?
From: Mark Clark
Date: 09 Dec 99 - 03:03 PM

I seem to remember Doc Watson and probably Merle Travis saying BS meant "blue smoke," another euphamism for the meadow material. Merle wrote a hot guitar instrumental with the title "Blue Smoke" that, I believe, alludes to that very same stuff.

- Mark


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Subject: RE: what does BS stand for?
From: Dale Rose
Date: 09 Dec 99 - 03:53 PM

What it really means depends on who is using it. Some attach it to virtually every thread they start if it does not directly relate to music, lyrics, etc. even though it may be a discussion of a songwriter, music software, festivals, whatever. Others use it only when it applies to something totally disconnected with music. Still others don't use it at all. Take your pick, Emmie, use it or don't use it as you see fit.


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Subject: RE: what does BS stand for?
From: Áine
Date: 09 Dec 99 - 04:01 PM

I like to think of it as 'Bodacious Silliness', myself.

-- Áine


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Subject: RE: what does BS stand for?
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 09 Dec 99 - 04:10 PM

Bird song Bad stuff But Sir! Blind Sprinting Bloody Silly Beautifully Soothing. Bear Spotting. Brown Sugar Battered Souls. Buttered Squid. Barely Sober. Belle Starr. Bare skin.


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Subject: RE: what does BS stand for?
From: Emmie
Date: 09 Dec 99 - 04:21 PM

I like them all. I really thought it was going to be some technical folk expression. There you go, you learn something new every day!! Emmie


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Subject: RE: what does BS stand for?
From: Sandy Paton
Date: 09 Dec 99 - 04:42 PM

Blarney Stone.


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Subject: RE: what does BS stand for?
From: sophocleese
Date: 09 Dec 99 - 04:44 PM

Bipolar Soliloquoy, Bent Subjects, Bison Spit, Borrowed Stuff, Barely Sinful.... Geez the list is endless.


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Subject: RE: what does BS stand for?
From: MMario
Date: 09 Dec 99 - 04:48 PM

I like Blarney Stone best of all though. It sorta fits...y'know?


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Subject: RE: what does BS stand for?
From: lamarca
Date: 09 Dec 99 - 05:02 PM

Babble Session...


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Subject: RE: what does BS stand for?
From: Uilleand
Date: 09 Dec 99 - 05:24 PM

Better sung


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Subject: RE: what does BS stand for?
From:
Date: 09 Dec 99 - 05:52 PM

Bad Stutter, that's why we have 2 threads.


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Subject: RE: what does BS stand for?
From: Emmie
Date: 09 Dec 99 - 06:21 PM

Ha ha ha. We have 2 threads because I am a complete idiot!! I still don't know how I managed to do that actually. I have to say I like "better sex" best, made me laugh, oh babble session makes the most sense. You're all a bunch of loonies with verbal diarhea (can't spell) on mudcat aren't you? Emmie


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Subject: RE: what does BS stand for?
From: bobby's girl
Date: 09 Dec 99 - 06:24 PM

Oh you've noticed!


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Subject: RE: what does BS stand for?
From:
Date: 09 Dec 99 - 06:48 PM

You ain't seen nuthin yet!


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Subject: RE: what does BS stand for?
From: catspaw49
Date: 09 Dec 99 - 06:59 PM

Actually Emmie, a lot of the folks here have REAL diarhea and when they get together, its enough to knock a buzzard off a shitwagon. The verbal thing is more like regurgitation and mentally we are complete masturbators. This only leave room for total anal fixation which we reserve for blowing up a possum's ass.

We have a nice assortment of both genders here who engage in ribald humor and playin' the dozens. We have a female Catter with copius chest hair and another who floats on her back in swamp water while dragonflies buzz around her hooters. We have some guy who jello wrestles with an ape like woman while wearing a thong stuffed with a potato to enhance his meager equipment, and another whose entire act consists of wearing fishnet stockings and half of a gorilla suit, ascending a 90 foot tower, leaping out into the abyss, lighting a fart, and rocketing downward into a tiple filled with lime jello.

Many Catters spend rehab time at the Neil Young Center for the Terminally Screwed, a CIA front organization training patients to form crazed tiple bands to overthrow world governments.

Say...What WAS the question? Oh yeah! Actually BS stands for "Bi-polar Stoneputz" one of our most endearing members. Actually he IS a member, a REAL MEMBER....if you get my drift.

But we all do have a love of one of more aspects of folk music. We welcome you...Hang around...ask questions if you don't know and join in to the serious discussions and the BS anytime.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: what does BS stand for?
From: Emmie
Date: 09 Dec 99 - 07:22 PM

Dear Catspaw, you have just confirmed everything that I suspected about mudcatters. What are you on? Can I have some? I first visited Mudcat in the summer and am returning for some more now.It's a laugh!! Did that chat room ever get off the ground? Every time I tried it in the past nothing ever happened. Are any of you on IcQ I wonder? Emmie


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Subject: RE: what does BS stand for?
From: Fred
Date: 09 Dec 99 - 08:43 PM

Impressive juxtaposition of thoughts in previous thread, combining diahoeraa [?!], regurgitation and masturbation into a rather unappealing paragraph. I assumed that BS was Boz Skaggs -- Bo Svenson -- Bessie Smith -- Bart Simpson -- Brenda Starr -- Bobbi Soxx -- Bret Saberhagen -- Barbara Stanwyck -- Bartleby the Scrivner -- Bert Schweitzer (as he was known to those around him?) -- Barbra Streisand -- Beecher Stowe -- Bull, Sitting -- Black Sabbath, or the ever-popular Butternut Squash. the above also suggests "bad spelling"


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Subject: RE: what does BS stand for?
From: jeffp
Date: 09 Dec 99 - 09:20 PM

I can't believe nobody has mentioned Banjo Strings yet. Then again, maybe they're unmentionable.


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Subject: RE: what does BS stand for?
From: Caitrin
Date: 09 Dec 99 - 09:43 PM

So when someone's talking about their unmentionables, they mean banjo strings? That leads to some interesting conclusions.


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Subject: RE: what does BS stand for?
From: catspaw49
Date: 09 Dec 99 - 09:53 PM

Banjo Strings ARE unmentionables. They are tight, ready to snap, are uncomfortable to use, and have nasty stains of indeterminate origin.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: what does BS stand for?
From: _gargoyle
Date: 09 Dec 99 - 09:53 PM

Dear Enemma

Follow your instincts ...they will seldom decieve you..

Since you appear...to not want to go where your instincts lead...perhaps you are a prude....or are currently dealing with "prudish issues" in your life...if so this is not a place to frequent. The MC is an adult place, dealing with adult musical topics, in a childish way.

BS means.... what BS means


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Subject: RE: what does BS stand for?
From: Mbo
Date: 09 Dec 99 - 09:58 PM

Birds Skwauking?

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: what does BS stand for?
From: Áine
Date: 09 Dec 99 - 10:21 PM

Here's one that I know you'll love, 'Spaw:

Bitter Squeezins!!

Luv ya, Áine


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Subject: RE: what does BS stand for?
From: Caitrin
Date: 09 Dec 99 - 10:30 PM

_gargoyle, that was really rather uncalled for.


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Subject: RE: what does BS stand for?
From: Áine
Date: 09 Dec 99 - 10:42 PM

Caitrin -- just think 'Bitter Squeezins', darlin', and take a deep, cleansing breath. Bad air out, good air in . . .


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Subject: RE: what does BS stand for?
From:
Date: 09 Dec 99 - 10:56 PM

it's hard to get good air in when you are standing next to b.s. or o.s. or c.s.


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Subject: RE: what does BS stand for?
From: SeanM
Date: 09 Dec 99 - 11:16 PM

Ummm...before a) the really bad jokes start, or b) yet another round of squabbling starts over the comparative merits of BS...

Yes, it does basically stand for Bullshit. It's used around here as a palative for those on the 'cat who don't have the time, inclination or energy to read through the purely social threads (not that they remain "purely social" for any lenght of time). For more info, and an example of what this thread may turn into with enough ill will, check out the "OS versus BS" thread (search for "OS" in the title).

Hope this helps...

M


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Subject: RE: what does BS stand for?
From: Jeri
Date: 09 Dec 99 - 11:18 PM

Also, please note that any thread labeled "BS" is guaranteed to be read and posted to by resident attention seeker, gargoyle.


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Subject: RE: what does BS stand for?
From: Wolfgang
Date: 10 Dec 99 - 08:01 AM

better skip

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: what does BS stand for?
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 10 Dec 99 - 10:48 AM

Do you know, I actually saw a guy using an electronic tuner on his Banjo Strings last night! I had to laugh ...

Steve


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Subject: RE: what does BS stand for?
From: Emmie
Date: 10 Dec 99 - 03:53 PM

I was right! It does stand for BULLSHIT!! Ha ha. Emmie


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Subject: RE: what does BS stand for?
From: Caitrin
Date: 10 Dec 99 - 04:20 PM

I'm sorry Aine...I just get tired of Mr. I Must Start An Argument With Everyone I Encounter On Every Thread I Post To.


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Subject: RE: what does BS stand for?
From: Little Neophyte
Date: 10 Dec 99 - 04:57 PM

Steve, what is so funny about using an electric tuner to tune banjo strings. I use it all the time.

BB


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Subject: RE: what does BS stand for?
From: Áine
Date: 10 Dec 99 - 04:59 PM

Dear Caitrin,

He/she who shall not be named only gets his/her way if one of us interacts with him/her. Like all bullies, if you ignore them, they will eventually go away. I think that most of us who have been here at the 'Cat for awhile have, frankly, gotten bored with these kinds of folks and their silly ways.

So, I will go and say another prayer for this person who needs a positive power in his/her life, and I suggest that we all do the same. It couldn't hurt, could it? I only know that it always makes me feel better to do so.

-- Áine


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Subject: RE: what does BS stand for?
From: stupidbodhranplayerthatdoesn'tknowanybetter
Date: 10 Dec 99 - 05:32 PM

Bonnie, the proper way to tune a banjo is with wire cutters. Slan agat, Rich


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Subject: RE: what does BS stand for?
From: Little Neophyte
Date: 10 Dec 99 - 05:58 PM

Rich, maybe you can tell me. Why is there so much 'banjo bashing?' People go out of their way, just to make a joke about the banjo. I never realized it was a great target for 'wise cracks'. It is such a 'happy' sounding instrument. Thank heavens most banjo owners possess a good nature to handle all the teasing.

BB


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Subject: RE: what does BS stand for?
From: Áine
Date: 10 Dec 99 - 06:14 PM

Well, Bonnie, you see Rich has a severe inferiority complex (i.e. stupidbohdranplayer, etc.'). You should hear some of the terrible jokes that are made about bodhran players -- and I personally will 'come out of the closet' right here in front of everybody and admit that I'm one too!! So there -- sling away ye slingers of vile arrows!!

Oooohhh -- I feel so much better now that my 'secret' is out. I play harmonica and pennywhistle too -- and they tell jokes about those too. I think all this teasing is just that, Bonnie, teasing. My husband played the trombone in high school and the jokes he can repeat turn my ears red! So, there ya go -- if it gets too bad you can hit 'em on the head with your banjo case!!

-- Áine


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Subject: RE: what does BS stand for?
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 10 Dec 99 - 08:15 PM

Melodion come in for the jokes too don't they?

eg "You're driving down the road and you see a Morris Dancer on one side, and a fella with a melodion on the the other. Who do you run down?" "The melodion player - business before pleasure."

The odd thing is I've never heard any jokes about guitar players - and yet that's about the only instrument that I've ever heard of being actually barred from sessions.

Naah, I don't mind gargoyle when s/he signs in,because you can skip it. But I get pissed off when s/he comes in anonymously, because then it might be someone else you'd want to read who's pushed the wrong button or something. But then maybe some of the anonymous prats aren't gg after all - "Every crime in Oklahoma was delivered to his name."


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Subject: RE: what does BS stand for?
From: Caitrin
Date: 10 Dec 99 - 09:20 PM

You're quite right, Aine. The great thing about many instrument jokes is that you can alter them to fit any instrument.
Q: What did the guitar player get on his I.Q. test?
A: Drool.
Or...If you have a bagpiper, a bodhran player, and a guitarist in a room, and you have a gun with two bullets, whom do you shoot?
Shoot the guitar plaer twice.


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Subject: RE: what does BS stand for?
From: Caitrin
Date: 10 Dec 99 - 09:21 PM

Oops...player, that is. Profread everyting.


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Subject: RE: what does BS stand for?
From: northfolk/al cholger
Date: 10 Dec 99 - 09:51 PM

I was right, it is brilliance sanctuary. Isn't a bodhran a prehistoric banjo?

BS is a self imposed signal to some, that we may not exactly be indulging in the deep discourse of the folk idiom. (did I say deep)


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Subject: RE: what does BS stand for?
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 11 Dec 99 - 09:22 AM

bodhran slicer banjo smasher baby sitar


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Subject: RE: what does BS stand for?
From: Áine
Date: 11 Dec 99 - 10:14 AM

Those are great, Kevin!!

Wasn't there a website dedicated to slagging on bodhran and bodhran players? Does anyone remember the URL?

-- Áine


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Subject: RE: what does BS stand for?
From: Wolfgang
Date: 11 Dec 99 - 10:24 AM

Instrument jokes

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: what does BS stand for?
From: Wolfgang
Date: 11 Dec 99 - 10:27 AM

some more at Bodhran jokes

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: what does BS stand for?
From: AnTirKitten
Date: 11 Dec 99 - 10:39 AM

Heh. Why do bagpipers walk when they play? Like any sensible person would, they're trying to get away from all that noise...

Cat, who plays no instrument but does sing mezzosoprano


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Subject: RE: what does BS stand for?
From: catspaw49
Date: 11 Dec 99 - 11:12 AM

BUT as someone famous (I don't remember who) said, "At least there is no smell."

Spaw


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