Klarinet Archive - Posting 001271.txt from 1998/03
From: "Dan Leeson: LEESON@-----.edu>
Subj: Re: This business of instrumental substitution
Date: Sat, 28 Mar 1998 17:39:45 -0500
> From: MX%"klarinet@-----.47
> Subj: Re: This business of instrumental substitution
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Neil Leupold <nleupold@-----.edu>
> To: klarinet@-----.us>
> Date: Friday, March 27, 1998 9:51 AM
> Subject: Re: This business of instrumental substitution
> >On Fri, 27 Mar 1998, Dan Leeson: LEESON@-----.edu 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".
Bravo!! Very good and very clever.
> 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
Dan Leeson, Los Altos, California
Rosanne Leeson, Los Altos, California