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#1 Chris Timson

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Posted 17 February 2004 - 08:02 AM

Well done Jim, I see what Ken had in store for you. Heavyweight boxer. Well, well, remind me to be more polite when we next meet in Sweden.

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Posted 17 February 2004 - 09:18 AM

Actually, my own titles are in abeyance. Jim came up with that one himself so I put it into the system right away. He will continue to progress through the ranks (black belt = 10,000 posts, perhaps?) and maybe some of us will catch up to him. :P

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Posted 17 February 2004 - 09:33 AM

Jim came up with that one himself so I put it into the system right away.

Actually, I was speculating as to what Ken might have come up with, and that was one of my several speculations.

....At the time I had no idea that Ken would "reward" me with it. :)

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Posted 17 February 2004 - 04:55 PM

Oh way cool, I hadn't noticed I was a chatty concertinist!

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Posted 17 February 2004 - 05:50 PM

Oh way cool, I hadn't noticed I was a chatty concertinist!

Probably too busy chatting. ;)

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Posted 17 February 2004 - 06:04 PM

actually I found the tag 'chatty concertinist' somewhat, but not quite insulting. Not least because I don't think that concertinist is a 'proper' word; concertina player, well hopefully. Certainly something to aspire to.

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Posted 17 February 2004 - 06:25 PM

I don't think that concertinist is a 'proper' word...

What? You don't think we believe in concertinas? ;)

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Posted 18 February 2004 - 02:46 AM

I don't think that concertinist is a 'proper' word...


Well, if it was good enough for Giulio Regondi, and the other 19th century virtuosi ...

(Not forgetting the Oxford English Dictionary.)

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Posted 18 February 2004 - 03:08 PM

not in my copy of the Oxford, but its just my, or one of my many, prejudice(s)

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Posted 18 February 2004 - 05:14 PM

I don't think that concertinist is a 'proper' word...

Well, if it was good enough for Giulio Regondi, and the other 19th century virtuosi ...

(Not forgetting the Oxford English Dictionary.)

not in my copy of the Oxford,...

Well, it is in my 1936 copy of the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary... not as a separate entry, but at the end of the entry for Concertina: "Hence Concertinist."

........FWIW :)

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Posted 18 February 2004 - 05:58 PM

Whatever the word Jim,well done and many thanks for your sometimes amusing,sometimes witty,advice,help,finding the owner of a lost concertina,slapping my wrist when I have been wrong and when I havn`t (but I expect you were right).
Keep up the good work
By the way I am still waiting delivery of my prize for being the one thousanth poster.
Al

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Posted 18 February 2004 - 06:12 PM

By the way I am still waiting delivery of  my prize for being the one thousanth poster.

We're working on a special thousand-fold bellows for your concertina, but I'm afraid it's going to take a while. :o

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Posted 19 February 2004 - 01:37 AM

Well, it is in my 1936 copy of the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary... not as a separate entry, but at the end of the entry for Concertina:  "Hence Concertinist."


And that's only the Bantamweight Edition !

The 20 volume, Heavyweight version, of the O.E.D. (you'll have to get that one now Jim !), 2nd Edition, 1989, gives :

"Hence concertinist, a player on the concertina.
1880 Daily Tel. 7 Sept. The concertinist is ... the best masthead man of the fleet."

Edited by Stephen Chambers, 19 February 2004 - 01:46 AM.


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Posted 20 February 2004 - 06:42 PM

Al,

You will now be the poster boy for Concertina.net.

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Posted 21 February 2004 - 02:32 AM

Stephen,

mine is a 1975 vintage (with pictures), and does not have your quotation: "Hence concertinist, a player on the concertina."

but it does say (under "concertina"):

"~ v. Shut up like a concertina", so I shall!

ps. still don't like the word, and then with the added adjective 'chatty', well................

Dave :(

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Posted 21 February 2004 - 04:56 AM

ps.  still don't like the word, and then with the added  adjective 'chatty', well...........

As in, "chatty chatty box box"? :unsure:

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Posted 21 February 2004 - 12:31 PM

Hmmm...Maybe we should go back to ordinary titles, though it can be hard to find enough adjectives. In a vague attempt to be humorous, I have learned that it seems very tricky to choose titles that would please everyone. But the old titles weren't universally popular either. (This reminds me of teaching!) If I could customize yours, Dave, I certainly would (conversant concertina player?). But the system doesn't let me do that.

The only answer is to have another tune on the concertina!

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Posted 21 February 2004 - 02:14 PM

If I could customize  yours, Dave, I certainly would (conversant concertina player?).

Considering his avatar, how about "Cutaway Concertinist"?

....Oops! He wouldn't like that, would he. ;)
How about "Concertina Cutup"?

Hey Dave, can you do us a similar picture of the concertina's predecessor?
On second thought, we should get Brian H. to do that, so we could call it...
... "Hayden's Unfinished Symphonium".

(Sorry. Best I could do with no Forum members named Schubert. :) )




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