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Old 01-05-2016, 01:00 PM   #1
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Default Piping pet-peeve words

Hi all,Alright, so have any of you guys stopped and pondered why we use words in piping which is a peeve at best? Probably not, but I sure have. To me, the only "peevy" word that comes to mind is "blowstick" - I mean, come on, we don't play the bagsticks! You - um, what word, I was about to say the word "MacDebbie" as a synonom for 'idiot' but I certainly do not want to offend the Deborahs on here or not - including my girlfriend Deborah - or DebAdeniji. Suffice to say, you come across a word in piping and you wonder, "why do we say (this) instead of (that)?" I never say blowstick - only blowpipe. Hopefully I did not sound harsh or nerdy, I'd just thought I'd be curious.
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Old 01-05-2016, 03:29 PM   #2
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the plastic-tipped ornamented wooden straw
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Old 01-05-2016, 03:35 PM   #3
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I think "blowstick" is a gaelic to english translation.

At least that's how it appears in subtitles on gaelic tv.
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I don't like the word "kit" to describe parts of the uniform. I don't like the term "stand" to describe an instrument and setup.

I could do without hemp being called "hemp", to avoid having to explain it.

There are also some words I do like. I like 'tenon', 'blue-tac', 'staple', 'ferrule'.

I don't really like the phrase "combed and beaded". I don't like referring to the lips of a chanter reed.

I am unsure whether I like or don't like the term "turner" to describe someone who makes drones. I like "undercutting" and "calipers".
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Old 01-05-2016, 06:12 PM   #5
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TBrown and Nathaniel,Good ones! Quick question Nathaniel (if I'm not spelling your name correct I'm sorry, I'm using screen reader) - when you say "the plastic straw" - do you refer to the mouthpiece? To me the mouthpiece seems to be closest (straw), shape and diameter. TBrown - never thought of those terms as being a royal pain in the bass drone for lack of a euphemism. You've given me something to think about. Now if only my bff Deborah were a piper I'd ask her. She too hates "blowstick" after I asked her, because she was the one who said it's strange to think of our instrument as bagsticks. She also suggested me to ask you what you guys think of striking "in" versus striking "up".
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Old 01-05-2016, 06:36 PM   #6
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Hi all,Alright, so have any of you guys stopped and pondered why we use words in piping which is a peeve at best?

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Old 01-05-2016, 06:47 PM   #7
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I have no issue with practicing fingerwork (or technique) on the chanter, but take issue when I hear folks refer to it as fingering their instrument.

I sarcastically refer to my kilt as a skirt, my sporran as a (man)purse, and my sgian dubh as a letter opener.

I occasionally call my kilt hose a pair of socks and my gillie brogues "guilty bro's".

I sometimes call the vest a 'weskit'.

I can't hear 'bonnet' (in reference to glengarry/balmoral) without picturing a shower cap in my mind.

When headgear is referred to as a 'cap' or being 'diced' I envision Waffle House hashbrowns "all the way" (diced, scattered, smothered, chunked, peppered, capped, covered, topped, and country). If you haven't savored the wonderfulness of Waffle House hashbrowns, your cholesterol level thanks you.
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I don't like the term "stand" when it refers to a set of bagpipes. It seems too hip, trendy, etc.

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Old 01-06-2016, 03:22 AM   #9
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I don't like when people refer to a set of pipes as a pair. I could also do without the varient saying of the word chanter (Canter).
I wish I didn't have to explain piobaireachd or March, Strathspey, and reel every time those words leave my lips.

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Old 01-06-2016, 05:23 AM   #10
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I don't like the term "stand" when it refers to a set of bagpipes. It seems too hip, trendy, etc.

Charlie

At 32, I'm too old for this subforum but Tapatalk doesn't really organize the threads by forums so I saw this...

YES!!! We have pipes, and we have a set of them. The set of pipes consists of a bass pipe, two tenor pipes, a chanter pipe, and a blowpipe.

We do not have a stand of pipes. What is a stand? Is that like a congress of monkeys or gaggle of geese? Why invent a special word for a set of something? Makes me want to vomit.
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