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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001265.txt from 1998/03

From: "Scott Morrow" <>
Subj: Re: This business of instrumental substitution
Date: Sat, 28 Mar 1998 17:39:39 -0500

-----Original Message-----
From: Neil Leupold <>
Date: Friday, March 27, 1998 9:51 AM
Subject: Re: This business of instrumental substitution

>On Fri, 27 Mar 1998, Dan Leeson: wrote:
>> And while I'm on a high horse, the E-flat clarinet being called
>> an "eefer" is creeping into our discussions more and more.
>> Shall be now call the B-flat clarinet a "beefer" and a D
>> clarinet a "deefer," etc. Dignity, ladies and gentlemen,
>> dignity. It is an E-flat clarinet. Anything that makes money
>> for us should be called by its real name, not a nickname
>> that sounds as if it were invented in the hills of Appalachia.

If the Bb clarinet is a "beefer", is the bass clarinet a Quarter Pounder,
and the contrabass a Big Mac?
For those of you who want to be more "dignified", I suggest we use the Latin
"Re" for the D clarinet: we can now all refer to it proudly as a "Reefer".


Scott D. Morrow
DNA Synthesis Core Facility
Department of Biochemistry
The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health
Baltimore, MD 21205
(410) 955-3631

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