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mostly for fun: What is a mummer?

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Subject: BS: What is a mummer?
From: The Villan
Date: 22 Aug 04 - 03:00 PM

What is a Mummer? Is it a relative of a Bummer?


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Subject: RE: BS: What is a mummer?
From: Peace
Date: 22 Aug 04 - 03:06 PM

Pronunciation: 'm&-m&r
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle French momeur, from momer to go masked
1 : a performer in a pantomime; broadly : ACTOR
2 : one who goes merrymaking in disguise during festivals

Merriam-Webster Omline Dictionary


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Subject: RE: BS: What is a mummer?
From: Blackcatter
Date: 22 Aug 04 - 03:08 PM

It's like a hummer - just without the hum.


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Subject: RE: BS: What is a mummer?
From: Ellenpoly
Date: 22 Aug 04 - 03:10 PM

It's murmmering mime


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Subject: RE: BS: What is a mummer?
From: Sooz
Date: 22 Aug 04 - 03:11 PM

There'll be a Mummers Play at the Lincolnshire Folk event at Tattershall Castle on 19th September. Come along and learn, Villan.


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Subject: RE: BS: What is a mummer?
From: FIDDLE-4
Date: 22 Aug 04 - 03:12 PM

A MUMMER WHEN I WAS A CHILD WAS
A GROUP OF RHYMERS THAT WENT
AROUND THE HOUSES AND THE TOWN
EXSPECIALY IN CO-DOWN AS
FAR AS I KNOW


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Subject: RE: BS: What is a mummer?
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 22 Aug 04 - 03:18 PM

Or it's a bunch of yahoos like THIS that wear outlandish costumes and look silly while playing mostly Tin Pan Alley songs on instruments nobody likes.


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Subject: RE: BS: What is a mummer?
From: The Villan
Date: 22 Aug 04 - 03:19 PM

Blimey didn't have time to blink.

Knew that would get you going LOL

You must have all been lurking waiting for an interesting new thread to appear. :-)

Mrs Sooze, I will do my best to save up the money - stoney broke at the moment. How much will it cost me for wife + me and 2 kids. and when exactly is it and who is on?


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Subject: RE: BS: What is a mummer?
From: Sooz
Date: 22 Aug 04 - 03:22 PM

National Trust admission charges apply for non-performers. Anybody who is anybody will be there!


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Subject: RE: BS: What is a mummer?
From: The Villan
Date: 22 Aug 04 - 03:23 PM

Hey Sooze have you booked the Marvelous Mummers. They look really good


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Subject: RE: BS: What is a mummer?
From: Blackcatter
Date: 22 Aug 04 - 03:24 PM

Villan - we're STILL waiting for an interesting thread.


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Subject: RE: BS: What is a mummer?
From: The Villan
Date: 22 Aug 04 - 03:27 PM

Alright I am going to sing a song. Do I get in for nowt then?

Can my wife and children sing with me?

We could be called the The Villians


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Subject: RE: BS: What is a mummer?
From: The Villan
Date: 22 Aug 04 - 03:29 PM

Blackcatter LOL Don't you like Mummers then ?

Maybe this will be the quickest thread to reach one hundred.

Come on everybody lets go for the guinness book of records :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: What is a mummer?
From: Little Robyn
Date: 22 Aug 04 - 03:46 PM

Wow, those mummers are wearing very flash rags. I thought they were meant to be in tatters!
Robyn


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Subject: RE: BS: What is a mummer?
From: Armen Tanzerian
Date: 22 Aug 04 - 03:50 PM

A mummer is a crazy guy or chick from Philadelphia who once a year joins a parade, thoroughly embarrassing themselves in the process.


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Subject: RE: BS: What is a mummer?
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 22 Aug 04 - 04:16 PM

In comes I, MudCatMummer
and I know I am really a bummer.
It's said that I'm sometimes dull
But often I become jOhn from hUll....


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Subject: RE: BS: What is a mummer?
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 22 Aug 04 - 04:54 PM

Nuts! I just checked out the Marvelous Mummers site more thoroughly and they've deleted the photos that used to be on there of some members dressed in really outlandish costumes. We're talking get-ups that make the sequinned Uncle Sam suits in their group photo look absolutely conservative by comparison. Six-foot tall feather head-dresses and the like. Stuff that would turn a Las Vegas showgirl's head. I guess now that they've recruited more members not everyone can afford to dress in costumes costing a tenth of their annual salary.

By the way, the reason I know of their website is because I was actually considering answering an audition call for the group a couple of years ago. Hell, I can play "Bill Bailey" and "Ain't She Sweet" and that kinda stuff. Fortunately, I checked their website first and decided that the music couldn't possibly be enough fun to make up for having to dress like that.


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Subject: RE: BS: What is a mummer?
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 22 Aug 04 - 05:09 PM

A Mummer is a Dadders wife Les! Best wishes.


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Subject: RE: BS: What is a mummer?
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 22 Aug 04 - 05:40 PM

Dadder - Dadder - Dadder,Dadder,Dadder!


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Subject: RE: BS: What is a mummer?
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 22 Aug 04 - 05:44 PM

Very tuneful Foolestroupe.


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Subject: RE: BS: What is a mummer?
From: PoppaGator
Date: 23 Aug 04 - 02:18 AM

In Philadelphia, there is a long tradition of "Mummer" string bands organized to perform in a New Years Parade. They wear wildly colorful costumes, and the musical sound is quite distinctive -- heavy on saxophones and banjos, unusual instrumentaiton for marching bands.

At least one of these Philly Mummer bands shows up for a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans each year; this has been going on for a few years now -- it's not a time-honored tradition, although it might become one.

Check 'em out:

http:\\www.mummers.com


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Subject: RE: BS: What is a mummer?
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 23 Aug 04 - 02:47 AM

hello, its someone that dresses up as someone else, [like from the olden times], and it tells a story etc.


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Subject: RE: BS: What is a mummer?
From: The Villan
Date: 23 Aug 04 - 04:25 AM

All good stuff.

Does that mean that a mummer is a cross dresser then Sir john :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: What is a mummer?
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 23 Aug 04 - 04:29 AM

No Les..could be a very even tempered dresser. Best wishes.


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Subject: RE: BS: What is a mummer?
From: The Villan
Date: 23 Aug 04 - 04:31 AM

You get worse Mike LOL


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Subject: RE: BS: What is a mummer?
From: FIDDLE-4
Date: 23 Aug 04 - 08:28 AM

IN NORTHERN IRELAND CHRISTMAS RHYMERS.
ARE ALSO CALLED MUMMERS. GUINNESS BOOK
OF RECORDS WEE BREAK IT TO-DAY..


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Subject: RE: BS: What is a mummer?
From: GUEST,Dr. Quelch
Date: 23 Aug 04 - 10:52 AM

Answer;- The wife of a Pupper


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Subject: RE: BS: What is a mummer?
From: Cluin
Date: 23 Aug 04 - 08:12 PM

Maritime Canadian printmaker David Blackwood (one of my favourites) has several pieces depicting their local mummer customs here.


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Subject: RE: BS: What is a mummer?
From: Midchuck
Date: 23 Aug 04 - 09:56 PM

A bummer with a harelip.

P.


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