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Thread #109916   Message #2302155
Posted By: The Borchester Echo
31-Mar-08 - 01:04 PM
Thread Name: Our ghastly folk tradition
Subject: RE: Our ghastly folk tradition
The person from Missouri surely has a big enough mouth to continue rabbitting even with foot firmly inserted therein.
I am assuming (could be wrong but don't bother to correct me because it is intended as a generality) that you are among those who have hijacked the word "f*lk" to mean any old crap you bloody well like.
The word is terminally damaged by such arrogant, crass behaviour which is far more insulting to those who actually care for the the tradarts than comments from such pundits as Mr Parris, Fee Glover et al who know sod all about them anyway but think it's funny to be a smartarse. And, let's face it, the bulk of their audience agree with them and are amused.

I heartily wish a number of things:

(1) that the "good-enough-for-f*lk" crowd would just pick up the word they have devalued and nicked and sod off somewhere else with it.

(2) that they take their distasteful homophobic comments with them.

Trad music is getting on perfectly well (and growing) especially among younger people despite the hindrance of the unsavoury "olde stylee f*lk club" image projected on the population in general by such unhelpful antics which do far more harm than the odd lapse from presenters and mainstream writers.

Over and out.