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Thread #57255 Message #899480
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
26-Feb-03 - 05:44 PM
Thread Name: When your luthier disses your baby
Subject: RE: When your luthier disses your baby
Any "English major" - which I take it means someone who studied English as their main subject, not an oficer in the British Army - who took umbrage at "disrespect" would be lucky to have got through the course.
"Disrespect", as a noun, is a word that has been current for generations, probably centuries. Using it as a verb is relatively recent, but it is a very logical extension, very characteristic of the way the language has always developed.
The characteristics of a good violin and a good fiddle are likely to very different. Nicole might be wise to look around for someone who knows what he's talking about.
Here's a link to an inspirational picture book called Heart and Hands - Musical Instrument Makers of America, that I started a thread about a couple of months back.