Jim Coogan wrote:
> Ms. Jean, the Raggle Taggle Gypsie
> (or do Gypsies be called travelers now as well I am confused)
Hehe. It would be strange to change the song to "I'm off with the Raggle Taggle
Travelers-OH." Maybe it would be more PC to be: the Well-Dressed Clean
> Well errrr, ahhh Ms Jean -- do you see I was informed by a friend that this
> would not be a very cool subject for me to go near being as the BOCES (Board
> of Cooperating Educational Services) Arts in Education catalog for 1998 and
> 1999 is out to over 750 schools in Putnam and Northern Westchester counties of
> The Jim Coogan Band is given a page and is called "The Celtic Connection"
> ROTFLMAO -- got any other good subjects we can discuss?
> Looking for a Napkin or Paper Towel to wipe the egg off my face..
> Jim C
Wal, shet mah mouth! Or yours! LOL!!!!!
I think folks need to realize that there are regionalisms regarding words, as
well as music. The word Celtic isn't a "bad" word. If you insist on thinking
about muzak in relation to it, well then, that's your problem. Ignore the poor
labeling of the muzak companies! Hey, does anyone *really* think that Taco Bell
is Mexican food??? Maybe some of you do....I may be guilty of "regionalism"
myself in the Mexican food arena, LOL.
At any rate, the word is perfectly useful, especially for us folks who run
festivals! I'd rather be inclusive than exclusive. Irish traditional is all well
and good, but I can't run a festival with ONLY Irish traditional, not in New
Mexico I can't. None of the bands here are of the muzak variety, and even of
there were, I wouldn't invite them to perform, so.....RELAX, for heaven sakes!
Use the word as it was *meant* to be used, and ignore the misusage.
Totally off topic, topic freaks stop reading here: the word "momentarily" means
FOR a moment, not IN a moment. It always cracks me up when the airlines say
"we'll be taking off momentarily." Right, we'll be taking off and then what?
Crashing? Falling down again? Hovering in mid-air? I interrupt this misuage of
"momentarily" every chance I get. :-)
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