The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #33616 Message #449574
Posted By: Mike Byers
25-Apr-01 - 11:50 PM
Thread Name: Puns: Give us your worst/best
Subject: RE: Puns: Give us your worst/best
Although few people today know about this today, back in the 17th century there was a group of violin makers in Belfast. But unlike most violins of the time, their's were made in a different manner as the carved scroll, instead of facing up, was facing down. Unfortunately, due to this feature and the acoustic properties of the wood they were using, their violins were unable to play the note "C". And as a consequence of this slight problem, the Belfast violin makers soon went out of business and were forgotten. These days, hardly anyone remembers that the Irish were responsible for the dead "C" scrolls.