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Skipjack K8 09 Dec 04 - 07:25 AM
mooman 09 Dec 04 - 07:26 AM
GUEST,rat 09 Dec 04 - 07:28 AM
Splott Man 09 Dec 04 - 07:29 AM
GUEST,greg stephens 09 Dec 04 - 07:30 AM
Skipjack K8 09 Dec 04 - 07:34 AM
mooman 09 Dec 04 - 07:40 AM
Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull 09 Dec 04 - 08:17 AM
Marje 09 Dec 04 - 10:02 AM
Sttaw Legend 09 Dec 04 - 10:11 AM
mooman 09 Dec 04 - 10:11 AM
Ellenpoly 09 Dec 04 - 10:12 AM
Jeri 09 Dec 04 - 10:28 AM
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Subject: Learn to spell ACCORDION
From: Skipjack K8
Date: 09 Dec 04 - 07:25 AM

Well, I ask you! We've got accordion, accordian, accordien, accordeon, accordean and I won't even start on the akkordeon family. jOhn tells me that Murray Macleod made reference to this subject previously, so perhaps we should appoint him course tutor?


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Subject: RE: Learn to spell ACCORDION
From: mooman
Date: 09 Dec 04 - 07:26 AM

A-a-a-a-a-aerophone!

Have I got it right?

Richard


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Subject: RE: Learn to spell ACCORDION
From: GUEST,rat
Date: 09 Dec 04 - 07:28 AM

Celine-Dion is the french spelling


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Subject: RE: Learn to spell ACCORDION
From: Splott Man
Date: 09 Dec 04 - 07:29 AM

Well, it's all according...


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Subject: RE: Learn to spell ACCORDION
From: GUEST,greg stephens
Date: 09 Dec 04 - 07:30 AM

Also "cairdin" in Irish I believe, with some kind of accent-thingy somewhere.


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Subject: RE: Learn to spell ACCORDION
From: Skipjack K8
Date: 09 Dec 04 - 07:34 AM

Oh, yeah, credit where it's due. This wasn't original thought, as it came from Oaklet, who is currently draining the Trussocks.


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Subject: RE: Learn to spell ACCORDION
From: mooman
Date: 09 Dec 04 - 07:40 AM

As long as he isn't caught by them...


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Subject: RE: Learn to spell ACCORDION
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 09 Dec 04 - 08:17 AM

hullo, this is music site, not accordian site.


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Subject: RE: Learn to spell ACCORDION
From: Marje
Date: 09 Dec 04 - 10:02 AM

I think what clouds the issue is that the other one is spelt "melodeon" (not normally "melodion"). No wonder people get confused.

Marje


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Subject: RE: Learn to spell ACCORDION
From: Sttaw Legend
Date: 09 Dec 04 - 10:11 AM

Q: What is the definition of an optimist?
A: An accordion player with a pager.


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Subject: RE: Learn to spell ACCORDION
From: mooman
Date: 09 Dec 04 - 10:11 AM

M-m-m-m-m-malodoran?

Peace

moo


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Subject: RE: Learn to spell ACCORDION
From: Ellenpoly
Date: 09 Dec 04 - 10:12 AM

I'll learn to spell it if I go to hell and am forced to play it.

;-D


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Subject: RE: Learn to spell ACCORDION
From: Jeri
Date: 09 Dec 04 - 10:28 AM

jOhn, now THAT was really funny!

Skipjack is wrong, of course, but then he plays a thingie. I just read a book on this, so I know what I'm talking about.

The ancient Celts brought the instrument from a remote location in Siberia, a place called Akordja (in Cyrillic). They were given a choice by the previous inhabitants to either go away or learn how to play a proper instrument, so they migrated to Estonia. They settled in the bayous of the Pamu river delta, far away from civilization (or at least out of earshot) and were known as 'Kordjans'.

Their instruments were 240 bass, but of course there weren't any chords. (Everything was black and white back then, and chords didn't exist yet either.) The bellows were originally made from yak bladders, the keys made from yak bones, and the instruments weighed so much that they had to be moved by cart, so they were difficult to bring to local sessions. This probably accounts for why the instrument survived until this day.

In any event, they called their instruments 'akordjan', but it was - and still is - spelt in Cyrillic.


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Subject: RE: Learn to spell ACCORDION
From: GUEST,greg stephens
Date: 09 Dec 04 - 11:01 AM

I have thought that some of Sir JOhn's posts in recent months have displayed a slight lasssitude, a tiredness of spirit. The youthful edge perhaps slightly blunted, a world-weariness descending and pinning down a spitit trying hard to fly as energies dissolve away. And then, suddenly, the post about accordions above: the genius is back! Sir JOhn's himself again! I feel rejuvenated, alive again. A classic. JOhn, I salute the undisputed master.


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Subject: RE: Learn to spell ACCORDION
From: Cluin
Date: 09 Dec 04 - 11:08 AM

Spell it "squeezebox" and avoid the confusion.


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Subject: RE: Learn to spell ACCORDION
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Dec 04 - 11:08 AM

Well said joHn this should be in BS.


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Subject: RE: Learn to spell ACCORDION
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 09 Dec 04 - 12:06 PM

When I was a boy, it was "the ay-cor-deen"!

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: Learn to spell ACCORDION
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 09 Dec 04 - 12:41 PM

It's really quite simple. Just remember that when you look at the word "accordion" backwards, the first thing you see is:


NO!!!!


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Subject: RE: Learn to spell ACCORDION
From: Tradsinger
Date: 09 Dec 04 - 02:48 PM

You could call it by its original German name - nipeltrapper.

Gwilym


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Subject: RE: Learn to spell ACCORDION
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 09 Dec 04 - 08:20 PM

Don't get me started!

A cappella, not acapella, acapello, etc.
Bodhrán, not bodrhon, bodrahn, etc.
Chantey, not chanty, shanty (that's a different word), or shantey (I know some will dispute this. Bring 'em on!)
Chanteys, not chanties, shanties, etc.
Copyright, not copywright or copywrite
Copyrighted, not copywrighted or copywritten
Dulcimer, not dulcimor or dulcimore
Hammered dulcimer, not hammer dulcimer
Lullaby, not lullabye or lullabie
Lullabies, not lullabys or lullabyes
Repertoire, not repetoire, repertoir, or repetoir
Vinyl, not vynil or vynal.
Vocal cords, not vocal chords

And I wish you Brits would stop writing cos for 'cause! Dropping the "be" from "because" doesn't justify changing the spelling of the remaining syllable!


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Subject: RE: Learn to spell ACCORDION
From: Dead Horse
Date: 09 Dec 04 - 09:11 PM

Over here it is SHANTY mate!
Alluminium swords at ten paces!


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Subject: RE: Learn to spell ACCORDION
From: Peace
Date: 09 Dec 04 - 09:14 PM

And it's FULMINATE, not FULMINAT.


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Subject: RE: Learn to spell ACCORDION
From: open mike
Date: 09 Dec 04 - 11:42 PM

CUZ


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Subject: RE: Learn to spell ACCORDION
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 09 Dec 04 - 11:55 PM

I expect CarolC will be leaping in any moment to give the definitive spelling, and to defend the instrument's honour - or honor.
I spell it "titnipper."

Seamus


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Subject: RE: Learn to spell ACCORDION
From: Miken
Date: 10 Dec 04 - 12:15 AM

Ah, Seamus, I don't think it's nipped Carol C too badly, and I am on her side, having become enamored of a small button accordion, myself: although a guitar picker for over forty years!


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Subject: RE: Learn to spell ACCORDION
From: Manitas_at_home
Date: 10 Dec 04 - 03:33 AM

Definitely "shanty" and that's according to Stan Hugill. If you don't agree with him there's no hope!

There is a theory that the word has the same origin as shanty ie. sean tigh or old hut. In the West Indies huts built on stilts were often just picked up and moved to other locations and work songs were sung while doing it!


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Subject: RE: Learn to spell ACCORDION
From: MR
Date: 10 Dec 04 - 04:33 AM

I like the phrase 'In accordia ego' - top prizes for providing the two literary references that are the source of my amusement.


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Subject: RE: Learn to spell ACCORDION
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 10 Dec 04 - 04:57 AM

People Magazine and the Wormrunner's Digest.

(Just a guess.)

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: Learn to spell ACCORDION
From: Skipjack K8
Date: 10 Dec 04 - 04:58 AM

Hmmm, I have 19,800 (approximately) references for 'In arcadia ego', Mikey, but zippo for your muse.


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Subject: RE: Learn to spell ACCORDION
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 10 Dec 04 - 05:21 AM

"Et in Arcadia Ego"? Virgil? Auden? Poussin for extra credit?


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Subject: RE: Learn to spell ACCORDION
From: Bernard
Date: 10 Dec 04 - 06:36 AM

Porage...

Porridge...

Nowt to do with anything, really, but at least it's off my chest... which is more than can be said for my accordion...!

I used to play sitting down, but I realised that my voice was adversely affected... so one could always call the thing a 'nutcracker'...!


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Subject: RE: Learn to spell ACCORDION
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 10 Dec 04 - 06:48 AM

Technique: Piano Accordion for The Recycled Muso


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Subject: RE: Learn to spell ACCORDION
From: Maija
Date: 10 Dec 04 - 07:39 AM

Quetschkommode :p


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Subject: RE: Learn to spell ACCORDION
From: Les from Hull
Date: 10 Dec 04 - 02:24 PM

Well I prefer the phrase 'Stomach Steinway' which avoids it being confused with the melodeon (a much superior instrument).


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Subject: RE: Learn to spell ACCORDION
From: DADGBE
Date: 10 Dec 04 - 02:39 PM

Its a gut ting dat youse guys got duh speling korekt. Us ejukated typ guys rekuir dat.

But you all just blowing hot air about the origins. The instrument was developed in Germany as a weapon of mass distruction and used with great effect in the the first World War. Right after the end of that conflict, German secret agents Lawrence Welk and Myron Florin brought the instrument to the US in an attempt to destroy the culure.

They succeeded.


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Subject: RE: Learn to spell ACCORDION
From: Eric the Viking
Date: 11 Dec 04 - 06:41 AM

Knacker catcher, nut cracker. I've seen you playing with yourself !! He's even had to have part of his anatomy removed by an expert because of the inflation he suffered whilst pumping his bellows. If you have never seen him, watch out for a bloke with a sympathy hump stuffed under his coat trying to get on a plane!!

Remember a Gitar is played by gits and an ACCORDION is played by a gentleman (Some hope!)


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Subject: RE: Learn to spell ACCORDION
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 11 Dec 04 - 07:58 AM

It's NOT a 'Steinway' - it may have a piano keyboard, but it's not played like a piano at all - it's a portable organ!

If a Guitar is played by Gits, then an Accordion is played by one who is in Accord with the Music....


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