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Azizi 07 Jan 09 - 06:49 AM
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Subject: What and Why Threads
From: Azizi
Date: 07 Jan 09 - 06:49 AM

This thread provides an opportunity to create a sample listing of archived or current Mudcat threads which ask the question "What is the meaning of _____?" . Note that some of these thread might have the title "Origin of ____" instead of "What is ___?" or "What is the meaning of____?" And these types of threads are different from the
"Origin of a particular song" type of thread.

In addition to the "What is?" type theads, this thread also can include the titles of or links to Mudcat threads about slang, differences in word meanings in US and the UK, and other types of word meaning threads.

Though I suppose that this list should include at least one or maybe even a few hyperlinks to "What is folk music?" and "What is {other types of music genres}?, I would prefer that the concentration in this thread would be on those archived or current Mudcat threads that provide information about and discuss the origins and meanings of a word or a specific phrase or, as in the case of slang,
and American/British meanings of words, a number of different words and phrases.

Your participation in this thread is encouraged. It would be great if you could provide a blue clicky {hyperlink} for the thread/s you are adding here. But if you don't know the thread URL, then post the thread title, and hopefully I or someone else will be able to find the thread address and then post a hyperlink to it.

I'll start the ball rolling with my next posts.

Thanks in advance for your participation in this thread.


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Subject: RE: What and Why Threads
From: Azizi
Date: 07 Jan 09 - 06:51 AM

Before posting examples, let me share my rationale for this type of thread:

I know that some threads have hyperlink lists of "related Mudcat threads" at the top of the thread. However, I believe that having actual threads that provide samplings of archived & current threads within a specific category is another way for Mudcat newbies and Mudcat casual guests to learn about archived Mudcat threads that they might not have been aware of. Reading these threads can help newbies and guests become acclimated to the various Mudcat neighborhoods and to their fellow Mudcat neighbors.

But even for almost veteran Mudcatters like me*, hunting up and reading about Mudcat threads that can be said to fit within a specific category is a good way to find interesting threads-some of which I missed because I wasn't here at that time and some of which I missed because I was here at that time, but I wasn't there {If you get my drift}.

*I've been posting on Mudcat for 4 1/2 years. I guess that makes me an "almost-veteran" of this forum. But I'm not sure about that. Could I actually be a Mudcat veteran? Well, that's neither here nor there. Movin' right along...

In my next post/s I'll share some examples of the types of threads I'm talking about.


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Subject: RE: What and Why Threads
From: Azizi
Date: 07 Jan 09 - 06:52 AM

In no particular order, here are some threads that I believe fit this category:

Origin of the word 'gig'

Jacomo finane? What does that mean?

What does 'Go down' mean?


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Subject: RE: What and Why Threads
From: Azizi
Date: 07 Jan 09 - 07:02 AM

BS: New Words & Phrases You've Learned

Origins: 'Skin the Cat' and other family sayings

What is a Shanty


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Subject: RE: What and Why Threads
From: Azizi
Date: 07 Jan 09 - 07:21 AM

Here are two more threads within this rather broad category:

BS: Language -American/Engish


Yellow Gal


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