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Re: OT a bit: symphonette (was [Theory] Types of numerals)

From:Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
Date:Thursday, January 19, 2006, 17:12
On 1/19/06, Roger Mills <rfmilly@...> wrote:
> Peter Bleackley wrote: > >Interestingly enough, the only use I've heard of "symphonette" before is > > > "My story's infinite, > > Like a Longines symphonette, > > It doesn't rest..." > > > > from "Birdhouse in your Soul" by They Might be Giants
It's "Like the Longines Symphonette", btw. Definite article. The first time I heard that I thought it was referring to something called the Longine Symphony ("Like the Longine Symphony, it" - the "-ette" and "it" blend together). I further assumed that the reason for the reference was that said symphony had no rests in its music. (For any instrument? Hard to imagine. Must be a very full symphony. :)) -- Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>