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God's banjo

Will Fly 12 Oct 08 - 05:52 AM
Fred McCormick 12 Oct 08 - 06:00 AM
goatfell 12 Oct 08 - 08:19 AM
Leadfingers 12 Oct 08 - 08:21 AM
open mike 12 Oct 08 - 11:02 AM
Escapee 12 Oct 08 - 12:16 PM
Ernest 12 Oct 08 - 12:54 PM
peregrina 12 Oct 08 - 12:58 PM
Will Fly 12 Oct 08 - 12:59 PM
peregrina 12 Oct 08 - 01:03 PM
peregrina 12 Oct 08 - 01:04 PM
GUEST,Suffolk Miracle 13 Oct 08 - 07:09 AM
john f weldon 13 Oct 08 - 07:19 AM
Gurney 14 Oct 08 - 12:45 AM
Will Fly 14 Oct 08 - 09:23 AM
Wesley S 14 Oct 08 - 10:12 AM
PoppaGator 14 Oct 08 - 11:35 AM
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Subject: God's banjo
From: Will Fly
Date: 12 Oct 08 - 05:52 AM

Our ceilidh band was playing at a harvest supper last night. High spot of the evening was when the vicar called Ian's mandolin a banjo ("Can you turn the banjo down?"). We've now renamed the mandolin "God's banjo".

Any other misnomers spring to mind?


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Subject: RE: God's banjo
From: Fred McCormick
Date: 12 Oct 08 - 06:00 AM

The shanty crew Stormalong John were once introduced by a man of the cloth as "Singalong Tom".


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Subject: RE: God's banjo
From: goatfell
Date: 12 Oct 08 - 08:19 AM

I play the Guitar and it somestimes being called a Banjo and a Cello and I also play the borran and someone asked what it was and I told them and they said that never seen a drum that was round before, I mean I know you can get drums that are square but I thought all borrans were round, but there you go, and I sing and my name is Tom


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Subject: RE: God's banjo
From: Leadfingers
Date: 12 Oct 08 - 08:21 AM

I have had MY Mandolin called a bano in the past as well .


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Subject: RE: God's banjo
From: open mike
Date: 12 Oct 08 - 11:02 AM

ban~o
with a squiggle or tilda above the n
is bathroom in spanish


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Subject: RE: God's banjo
From: Escapee
Date: 12 Oct 08 - 12:16 PM

My banjo is occasionally called various nasty things.


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Subject: RE: God's banjo
From: Ernest
Date: 12 Oct 08 - 12:54 PM

The only connection between God and banjo I have heard so far was "goddamn banjo"...

;0)
Ernest


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Subject: RE: God's banjo: a syllogism
From: peregrina
Date: 12 Oct 08 - 12:58 PM

If God's own country is Yorkshire....


and


God's musical instrument is a banjo

then






The Banjo must be the national instrument of Yorkshire


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Subject: RE: God's banjo
From: Will Fly
Date: 12 Oct 08 - 12:59 PM

We are, of course talking about a mandolin...


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Subject: RE: God's banjo
From: peregrina
Date: 12 Oct 08 - 01:03 PM

But we are using the word banjo... so a mandolin named banjo is the national musical instrument of Yorkshire!


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Subject: RE: God's banjo
From: peregrina
Date: 12 Oct 08 - 01:04 PM

or make that, rather than mandolin, a " banjo" or a so-called banjo


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Subject: RE: God's banjo
From: GUEST,Suffolk Miracle
Date: 13 Oct 08 - 07:09 AM

Only connection I know between God and Banjo is the line in Don't Let Guitars Into Heaven:
Dear Lord, you are a music lover, this I know;
So I'm taking it for granted that you're banning the banjo.


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Subject: RE: God's banjo
From: john f weldon
Date: 13 Oct 08 - 07:19 AM

A Scottish performer recently mentioned a train conductor referring to his harp (!) as a banjo. (Can't remember who)


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Subject: RE: God's banjo
From: Gurney
Date: 14 Oct 08 - 12:45 AM

You purists! Both the ukelele and the mandolin CAN be banjos, with a hyphen. Perhaps the vicar had perfect pitch, and had only seen/heard banjo-mandolins.



They make them that way so that they can be more obtrusive.
High-pitched instruments, not vicars.


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Subject: RE: God's banjo
From: Will Fly
Date: 14 Oct 08 - 09:23 AM

The vicar was definitely high-pitched - and obtrusive.


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Subject: RE: God's banjo
From: Wesley S
Date: 14 Oct 08 - 10:12 AM

I'm a mandolin player. I've been asked many times if it's a Uke.


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Subject: RE: God's banjo
From: PoppaGator
Date: 14 Oct 08 - 11:35 AM

Some supposedly intelligent film critic (i.e., someone actually drawing a paycheck and being regularly published) described Glen Hansard's busker character in the recent film "Once" as a "cello player."

For those not in the know, the instrument in question was the hardly-exotic and normally-recognizable guitar.


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