minstrel: Re: minstrel-digest V1 #878
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Mon Apr 17 16:39:22 PDT 2000
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---- On Mon, 17 Apr 2000, owner-minstrel-digest at rt.com
(owner-minstrel-digest at rt.com) wrote:
> Regarding the words by which we refer to things. I *strenuous*
> the word "Nazi" being used to refer to anything other than
> National Socialist Party of Hitler's Germany. And no, I do not
> reasoning of it being "an homage to Sienfeld's Soup Nazi"
I'm sorry I used the term "period nazi". I didn't expect all the
response to it. That's the only term I knew, but I wasn't
comfortable with it either , that's why I put it in quotes. You
are right about it not being from Sienfeld. While I have been a
member during one year during the 90s and hung around a bit
before that, my greatest involvement was during the
late-seventys and early 80s--long before Sienfeld. "Period Nazi"
may not have been in use in the 70s but it was in the early to
mid-80s. It was not used then seriously as an insult-but you
didn't hear "nazi" in the general culture then as you do now.
The term had nothing to do with violence then, it referred to a
strict adherence to rules and strict enforcement of rules onto
others. The term was used, with a smile as a sort of a teasing
joke--not an insult. But times change, the term "Nazi" is often
heard in general culture, and there really are neo-Nazis running
around now. Since it is an old term, I didn't really expect
most people to recognize it--I didn't realize it was still
current. I was hoping that someone would mention what the new
term is, but I guess there isn't one.
I appologize if I offended anyone, that was not my intent. Of
the new terms offered Authenticity Maven sounds good to me.
BTW I found an article on the hammered dulcimer at
http://www.s-hamilton.k12.ia.us/antiqua/ducimer.htm according to
it, double bridges and up to 12 courses appeared in the 16th
century. So I guess I can claim my is period after all.
PS BTW: Chromatic notes on new to dulcimers. Builders have just
started adding them so they can claim to be chromatic
instruments, even most of them actually aren't. Most of the
notes added aren't useful either--that's why I'm tuning my to
the alternate tonal notes.
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