The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #57255 Message #900884
Posted By: Sam L
01-Mar-03 - 12:10 AM
Thread Name: When your luthier disses your baby
Subject: RE: When your luthier disses your baby
But don't be cruel, it's a mangled-ego-male-condescending thing. It must be tiresome, and unattractive, but, sometimes with a little love, and our own cheering-section, too, we do grow up. A little. Kind of like Charlie Brown's Christmas tree.
A local fiddler babe I once tried to get to play with me said "But I'm probably making it sound like I'm better than I am". And I said, "But I'M TRYING to make it sound like I'm better than I am"! It was one of those rare moments when I accidentally say what I really mean.
Anyway, I'm so happy you know the funk I meant. It's a life-goal of mine never to utterly alienate a fiddler.
Now I wonder if English majors can deduce what I meant by "probably". Probably unmitigated or probably unbeknownst. There is a correct answer. The truth is out there.
(Novel, Useful, and Un-obvious are the U.S. patent office's criteria for worthy inventions.)