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There are several words, phrases and terms in instrument making that bother me. I don't know why, it's probably mostly irrational, but it makes me completely pissy to hear them or read them. 

 

The fIrst one and the one I absolutely loathe is when someone says: "That model is a good build." Or "My build is coming along well." 

 

I hate it when say people that, using build that way. It makes me so furious I get red in the face and my brain stops working so much so that I can't even think about which part of grammar it is and how messed up it is. Although I am assured by certified grammarians that is is proper to use build that way. ARRGGGGGG!

 

We hates it. 

 

Second- 

 

Garland, I hate the word garland when applied to violin rib assemblies. It makes me crazy like I want to close my ears. What the hell! Is this freaking wreath on your door or Judy Garland? NOOOOOO. NOOOOO. It is violin ribs. 

 

We hates garland applied to violin rib assemblies. 

 

Third- 

 

del Gesu pronunciations. Fine call it what ever you want, just don't correct others about it. Don't act all high mighty and think your Italian does not stink because you say smooth Del Yaaahh suuuuu and not a hard G sound as in del Jaysuuu

 

Tomatoes Potatoes, don't think you're hot shiet because you correct others about Del Potatoes and Del Tomatos. Get over yourself.

 

Forth

Eetalian and EyeTalian - For the love of God Edith! It's EEE talian with a soft I. Not EYE talian with a hard I. Only Archie Bunker says it that way. 

 

Fifth

 

Gramil is not so bad, but its useless word. I don't like the sound of it. So don't say it in front of me. 

 

Sixth

 

Using latin names for wood in instances and situations when the common name will do just fine.  Just stop, cease and desist. 

 

"Ever eat a Pine tree? Many parts are edible." See Euell Gibbons could eat a damn tree without telling you it's damn latin name. I suggest you do the same. That is, eat a pine tree to keep your mouth full. 

 

Seventh 

 

 I'm thinking on it...........something will piss me off soon enough. 

 

Thank for allowing me to come forth with my neurosis and vent to my peers. It is so much better cheaper  than therapy. 

 

Good evening. 

 

Hold the phone...#7  Corpus, I hate the word 'corpus' it just sounds murderous, just say 'body', it wont kill you to say 'violin body'. 

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There are several words, phrases and terms in instrument making that bother me. I don't know why, it's probably mostly irrational, but it makes me completely pissy to hear them or read them. 

 

The fIrst one and the one I absolutely loathe is when someone says: "That model is a good build." Or "My build is coming along well." 

 

I hate it when people that, using build that way. It makes me so furious I get red in the face an my brain stops working so much so that I can't even think about which part of grammar it is and how messed up it is. Although I am assured by certified grammarians that is is proper to use build that way. ARRGGGGGG!

 

We hates it. 

 

Second- 

 

Garland, I hate the word garland when applied to violin rib assemblies. It makes me crazy like I want to close my ears. What the hell! Is this freaking wreath on your door or Judy Garland? NOOOOOO. NOOOOO. It is violin ribs. 

 

We hates garland applied to violin rib assemblies. 

 

Third- 

 

del Gesu pronunciations. Fine call it what ever you want, just don't correct others about it. Don't act all high mighty and think your Italian does not stink because you say smooth Del Yaaahh suuuuu and not a hard G sound as in del Jaysuuu

 

Tomatoes Potatoes, don't think you're hot shiet because you correct others about Del Potatoes and Del Tomatos. Get over yourself.

 

Forth

Eetalian and EyeTalian - For the love of God Edith! It's EEE talian with a soft I. Not EYE talian with a hard I. Only Archie Bunker says it that way. 

 

Fifth

 

Gramil is not so bad, but its useless word. I don't like the sound of it. So don't say it front of me. 

 

Sixth

 

Using latin names for wood in instances and situations when the common name will do just fine.  Just stop, cease and desist. 

 

"Ever eat Pine tree? Many parts are edible." See Euell Gibbons could eat a damn tree without telling you it's damn latin name. I suggest do the same. That is eat a pine tree to keep you mouth full. 

 

Seventh 

 

 I'm thinking on it...........something will piss me off soon enough. 

 

Thank for allowing me to come forth with my neurosis and vent to my peers. It is so much better( cheaper)  than therapy. 

 

Good evening. 

 

Hold the phone...#7  Corpus, I hate the word 'corpus' it just sounds odious, just say 'body', it wont kill you to say 'violin body'. 

 

I'm here because I find the people here to be really interesting and intelligent. And because there's no pub in my little town. 

 

We've gotta find out where he lives and pass the hat to get a pub built there................ :lol:

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 I'm the only gaigin for miles around so I have to entertain myself. 

 

See Japan is great in many ways, but the actual western style pub scarcity is really messed up. If that is what is comfortable to you it is hard to find here and probably only exists in big cities. The thing here are bars with door covers and hostesses in funny outfits that chat you up, or karaoke places. Both places make me completely homicidal. So I never go out at night. There's no place I can hang out and talk to Japanese people unless I spend a lot of money or put up with lot of extra noise. And I had a root canal done this morning and am annoyed. There's not even a coffee shop type place her where people hang out, it derive me completely nuts. It's totally dead here. I'm used to Latin countries where even small towns have a town square and you can amuse yourself watching all the town characters, but small towns in Japan are not centralized in that way so it's discombobulating.  You can't even imagine how strange it is for me. Everyday I walk out the door I feel like I'm on acid. 

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Vieuxtemps

 

Zygmuntowicz

 

Why can't we outlaw long, hard-to pronounce names that are spelled nothing like how they are supposed to be pronounced?   :)

(just think how much easier life would be if "Noon" was the maker that everyone talked about)

Speaking of which, Mr. Noon, Congratulations!!!

 

Just received my Strings Mag, and there you is:  Winner of steel string violin award (and you did say last year you were going to use louder strings?) from AZ.

 

I recognized you.  OK, they also identified you. :P I suspect there were some other Maestronetters there, but I am still learning who everyone is.

 

Point is, at least some people are talking about Noon! :o

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Vieuxtemps

 

Zygmuntowicz

 

Why can't we outlaw long, hard-to pronounce names that are spelled nothing like how they are supposed to be pronounced?   :)

(just think how much easier life would be if "Noon" was the maker that everyone talked about)

 For certain words with more than three consonants in a row should be banned. 

 

And this abomination:

 

 Francois Tourte! 

 

What is a Franko-is Toor-teah anyway? 

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"We hates it."

 

Stephen, great morning chuckle as I read your post using Sméagol's voice. :lol:   I was a bit disapppointed when half way through your rant you went out of character.  I will usually be guilty of adding the latin names of plants and critters because common names often mean different things depending on where you live.  And bugs,  we hates it when people refer to all arthropods as bugs!

 

I've been drinking winter boks lately.  A lot of the local pubs brew ther own.  I'll drink the next one for you. 

 

Cheers,

Jim

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If I hear one more person say "He gifted it to me."  I'm gonna have a melt down.  I was raised by an English teacher.........scarey.  Please god say "He gave it to me."  

 

Flame off.

 

:-)

 

DLB

  Thank you we hATES IT HATES IT! 

 

We hates gifted it to me. He STOLE IT! Nasty burglar. 

 

And I have had enough of this: "Why don't you reach out to so and so...."   ...it sounds so lame. Or I reached out to..blah blah. Can't stand hearing that. 

How about: "I asked George for help with the charity drive." 

 

Rather than: "I reached out to George for help. " 

 

as if you are drowning right?  Stop reaching out to me, just ask for what you need or want. Good lord. 

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Vieuxtemps

 

Zygmuntowicz

 

Why can't we outlaw long, hard-to pronounce names that are spelled nothing like how they are supposed to be pronounced?   :)

(just think how much easier life would be if "Noon" was the maker that everyone talked about)

I think the root cause of the problem is that the English speaking world never adopted Mark Twain's excellent proposal regarding spelling and pronunciation ...

think about how easy it would be now :) !

http://www.i18nguy.com/twain.html

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OK, I'll vent too!!!

 

We hates the word "Ni"!

 

And we hates when someone says "Vernice Bianca" as if it was one specific recipe - ergh - it means varnish without color, yes for hundres of years before Sacconi....NI, Ni, Ni!! . . . Dèll Djeiysùuu gifted to Guadagni a Zymungtonwichinskys violin....Ni..Ni!!!   :D

 

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