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Old 07-31-2017, 02:35 PM   #11
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walking with left arm folded. I frequently do it on my way to the printer.
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Old 07-31-2017, 03:01 PM   #12
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walking with left arm folded. I frequently do it on my way to the printer.

Yes, only swinging your right arm to horizontal: definitely a sign of a piper!




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Old 08-01-2017, 01:40 AM   #13
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... the one listening to music on earphones whilst out walking and marking time while waiting at the crossing - yeah, done that
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Old 08-01-2017, 02:32 AM   #14
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The Inverness Cape
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Old 08-01-2017, 04:42 AM   #15
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... but wouldn't that mark Holmes himself as a piper rather than a fiddler?
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Old 08-01-2017, 05:40 AM   #16
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The Inverness Cape

Ha!....it's always the most obvious hiding in plain sight.
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Old 08-01-2017, 10:09 AM   #17
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Simple. Periodically having three fingers extended on the left and four on the right, with the thumbs hovering behind the extended fingers!
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Old 08-01-2017, 10:34 AM   #18
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Simple. Periodically having three fingers extended on the left and four on the right, with the thumbs hovering behind the extended fingers!
That....that...that's like someone dancing with a very very skinny imaginary friend
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Old 08-02-2017, 01:43 PM   #19
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... I would have thought... having someone beset by an
ever-following PM... excoriating for the proper tune!!...
... and a QM... ever on... about the kit and gear!! :)

Not only may these be seen at distance... they are also...
and quite easily... heard... :)


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Old 08-02-2017, 04:39 PM   #20
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I see that you are a piper by the drum of your fingers on the horn spoon.
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And on the steering wheel.

I have noticed that if I spread my hands out on a surface, my right pinky bends a little more to the outside than the left one. I think that's from having tried so hard to do my birls.

Sherlock Holmes himself wears an Inverness cape. I think it'll have to be the cape and the glengarry together, and using syllables like "Ho dro" and "E dre" while singing some strange air with no discernible melody.
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