[Dixielandjazz] Trumpet nickname

billsharp sharp-b at clearwire.net
Thu Jun 14 14:25:11 PDT 2007

<<<<snip>>>>In a message dated 6/14/2007 12:27:17 P.M. Central Daylight 
cellblk7 at comcast.net writes:

Nickname  for a trumpet?
Someone recently told the story of Garrison  Keillor passing him in
the hallway. Garrison looked at his instrument and  said:
"Ahh, the trumpet. Now there's an instrument on which one can  truly
embarrass himself!"
Think of a good nickname with that in  mind!
Warm regards,
Bob Romans,

So . . .  . Maybe what Garrison had in mind is that someone who doesn't 
play the trumpet well could make a total "brass" of himself.
  By default, maybe a nickname for a cornet  is "coronet", since so many 
people misspell it. 

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