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PAUL WILLIAMSON
2004-04-20, 03:22
>>> landen-slimp (AT) frg (DOT) eur.nl 04/20/04 05:19 AM >>>
<snip>
>BTW, As a non native speaker I didn't realize until >?>recently that
>'Squeezebox' was the English name for what we call >Harmonica in Holland:
>http://www.geocities.com/heytud/sb101/

That's funny - what you guys call a harmonica looks
a whole lot like an accordion. A harmonica (to us)
is something you blow into. The Blues Traveller has
a harmonica in a lot of his songs, while I can't think
of a single modern muscian that plays an accordion.

Maybe Lawrence Welk, if you consider him a muscian?

Paul

Roy M. Silvernail
2004-04-20, 04:14
On Tue, 2004-04-20 at 06:22, PAUL WILLIAMSON wrote:
> >>> landen-slimp (AT) frg (DOT) eur.nl 04/20/04 05:19 AM >>>
> <snip>
> >BTW, As a non native speaker I didn't realize until >?>recently that
> >'Squeezebox' was the English name for what we call >Harmonica in Holland:
> >http://www.geocities.com/heytud/sb101/
>
> That's funny - what you guys call a harmonica looks
> a whole lot like an accordion. A harmonica (to us)
> is something you blow into. The Blues Traveller has
> a harmonica in a lot of his songs, while I can't think
> of a single modern muscian that plays an accordion.
>
> Maybe Lawrence Welk, if you consider him a muscian?

I do. I just don't consider him "modern". :)

What about "Weird Al" Yankovic? Buckwheat Zydeco? Barenaked Ladies?
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Thomas B. Malsbury
2004-04-20, 05:18
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Subject: What IS a Squeezebox was [slim] Softsqueeze v0.4


> On Tue, 2004-04-20 at 06:22, PAUL WILLIAMSON wrote:
> > >>> landen-slimp (AT) frg (DOT) eur.nl 04/20/04 05:19 AM >>>
> > <snip>
> > >BTW, As a non native speaker I didn't realize until >?>recently that
> > >'Squeezebox' was the English name for what we call >Harmonica in
Holland:
> > >http://www.geocities.com/heytud/sb101/
> >
> > That's funny - what you guys call a harmonica looks
> > a whole lot like an accordion. A harmonica (to us)
> > is something you blow into. The Blues Traveller has
> > a harmonica in a lot of his songs, while I can't think
> > of a single modern muscian that plays an accordion.
> >
> > Maybe Lawrence Welk, if you consider him a muscian?
>
> I do. I just don't consider him "modern". :)
>
> What about "Weird Al" Yankovic? Buckwheat Zydeco? Barenaked Ladies?
> --
> Roy M. Silvernail is roy (AT) rant-central (DOT) com, and you're not
> Never Forget: It's Only 1's and 0's!
> SpamAssassin->procmail->/dev/null->bliss
> http://www.rant-central.com
>
>

Peter van der Landen
2004-04-20, 06:28
On Tue, 20 Apr 2004 06:22:21 -0400, "PAUL WILLIAMSON"
<pwilliamson (AT) mandtbank (DOT) com> said:
> >>> landen-slimp (AT) frg (DOT) eur.nl 04/20/04 05:19 AM >>>
> <snip>
> >BTW, As a non native speaker I didn't realize until >?>recently that
> >'Squeezebox' was the English name for what we call >Harmonica in Holland:
> >http://www.geocities.com/heytud/sb101/
>
> That's funny - what you guys call a harmonica looks
> a whole lot like an accordion. A harmonica (to us)
> is something you blow into. The Blues Traveller has
> a harmonica in a lot of his songs, while I can't think
> of a single modern muscian that plays an accordion.

In fact in Holland we normally use the word accordeon as well. But the
word (trek)harmonica is also used (maybe the two apply to different
instruments). We also use the word 'harmonica' for the kind you put in
your mouth.

In the following Dutch website both accordeon and trekharmonica are
presented as different categories:

http://www.accordeontheek.nl/

At first glance the accordeons look like a more modern type, with piano
style keys...

Regards,
Peter

Jeff Shanholtz
2004-04-20, 11:31
On Tue, 20 Apr 2004 16:04:55 +0200,
<slimp (AT) Platen-at-home (DOT) de> wrote:

> Just to second the initial dutch remark.
>
> An akkordeon in Germany is nicknamed Quetschkommode (I didn't find a good example, but e.g. http://www5.boot.de/cipp/md_boot/custom/pub/content,lang,1/ticket,g_u_e_s_t/oid,8596). According to my favorite online dictionary this is a squeezebox (http://dict.leo.org/?search=quetschkommode&searchLoc=0&relink=on&spellToler=std&sectHdr=on&tableBorder=1&cmpType=relaxed&lang=de).
>
> Is this term used in everydays English for the instrument?

Perhaps musicians are familiar with this term, but I've never heard of it
before slimdevices used it.