[Dixielandjazz] Re: Country Washburne and tuba

Dan Augustine ds.augustine at mail.utexas.edu
Sat Mar 19 07:12:46 PST 2005

Larry and orthographical others--
     Yeah, well, you caught me in a misspelling, 
but i believe i did allude to my bibulous state 
at the time.  However, i did manage to find all 
the right letters, in the right order, for 
'cervisial' (meaning "pertaining to beer"; this 
word is not in many dictionaries), but i'm 
impressed that apparently you already know this 
word.  One outa two ain't bad, under adverse 
     Can't make it to Port Washington in April, as 
i'm going up to Madison Wisconsin in April for 
the Capital City Jazz Fest.  And i hope to find 
some live dixieland (festival or whatever) in 
May/June when i'm driving back East for my 
nephew's putative graduation from college in 
Savannah and a family reunion in Pennsylvania. 
(This means i can't go to the Sacto Jubilee, 
unfortunately.) So, maybe we'll meet up 
somewhere.  Thanks for the note.

>From: l.swain at comcast.net
>Date: Sat, 19 Mar 2005 00:11:36 -0500
>Subject: [Dixielandjazz] Re: Country Washburne and tuba
>On 19 Mar 2005 at 3:52, Dan Augustine <ds.augustine at mail.utexas.edu> wrote:
>>   I thought my reserve upon hearing this fabulous intelligence was
>>  impressive, as i only lost consciousness three times while making
>>  sterterous inhalations. I asked Jim if perhaps i could copy these
>>  manuscripts and recordings for posterity, and he agreed.
>Ooops! New word. What does it mean?  Helps to have it spelled
>ster·tor ( n.
>A heavy snoring sound in respiration.
>[New Latin, from Latin stertere, to snore.]
>sterto·rous adj.
>Wow.  What a list. where else could I have learnt this?
>Dan is a very funny guy.  Hope we meet some day 
>(going to Port Washington in April?).

**  Dan Augustine     Austin, Texas    ds.augustine at mail.utexas.edu   **
**    "Even Bach comes down to the basic suck, blow, suck, blow."     **
**                 -- Mouth organist Larry Adler                      **

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