The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #10506 Message #2657643
Posted By: GUEST,leeneia
16-Jun-09 - 09:00 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req/Add: If I Had a Ribbon Bow
Subject: RE: Req/ADD: If I Had a Ribbon Bow
If an archaic word interferes with understanding and enjoyment, then the first thing I do is change it. If I can't, I explain it. Briefly.
For example, in 'Banks and Braes of Bonnie Doone,' I change 'ilka' to 'every.' I figure that if Bobbie Burns came to my house, I wouldn't force him to talk like me. Therefore, I should not be forced to talk like Bobbie Burns. It's fair.