[Dixielandjazz] euphonium

Bill Gunter jazzboard at hotmail.com
Fri Jun 9 00:30:18 PDT 2006

Hi all,

Bob Smith cited a poem (regarding the plural of "euphonium"):

>... For one who spelling at a loss is
>Who boldly spells euphoniosses
>I've known a few, I can't say lots
>Who call the beasts euphoniots,
>Though they are not so bad, oh fie,
>As those who say euphonii.
>One I've heard, oh Holy Moses,
>Who plainly said "euphonioses",
>While possibly a fourth form boy
>Might venture on euphonioi.
>The moral that I draw from these is
>"The plural's what one damn well pleases."

Yeah . . . that's what I thought.

I'll be ready for whatever comes
by sticking to "euphoniums!"

Bill "a sad grammarian" Gunter
jazzboard at hotmail.com

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