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Author Topic: No ma'am, it's not a UKE!  (Read 2319 times)

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Offline David M.

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No ma'am, it's not a UKE!
« on: Oct 04, 2005, 02:30:58 PM »
A lady at church the other day said she enjoyed what I was adding to the band w/my violin and my " little instrument.  what is it, a ukulele?".   >:( ;D

UHHH, no, it's not a uke.  It's a F style mandolin....   But this ain't the first time someone's mistake my mando's identity.  It's been called "little guitar", "uke", "fiddle", and best (or worst) of all "little banjo thang".  I have to laugh, I reckon.

What would Monroe have said to someone who asked if it was a uke?

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Re: No ma'am, it's not a UKE!
« Reply #1 on: Oct 04, 2005, 04:11:29 PM »
That's priceless David. I would have smiled and said yes, but it's a Bailalakan bass uke or a Yert just to throw them off track. Course you'd have to break a commandment there, well maybe not such a good idea afterall.

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Re: No ma'am, it's not a UKE!
« Reply #2 on: Oct 04, 2005, 04:12:19 PM »
 :D

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Re: No ma'am, it's not a UKE!
« Reply #3 on: Oct 04, 2005, 04:27:01 PM »
Course you'd have to break a commandment there...

Which commandment would that be, FF? Certainly not the 11th:
11. Thou shalt not be found out. (King James)
11. Don't get caught. (Revised Standard)

And most certainly not the 12th:
12. Those we love, we tease.

So against which, amonst all thy neighbours, wouldst thou be bearing false witness, anyway?
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Re: No ma'am, it's not a UKE!
« Reply #4 on: Oct 04, 2005, 06:40:43 PM »
"zatta lil guitar?" "ora mini-guitar?"

i think the caf'e has a decal that says,"no, it not a little guitar."

couple years ago i was passing time ina hospital waiting room for a week'r better.
Ata buck a pop i could've paid for lunch every day.

The person that mistakes it for a uke is by far the scariest. 
Ahh well, if they ask i'll tell 'em.
Otherwise perpetuate ignorance. 
Lord knows i am.  :P



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Re: No ma'am, it's not a UKE!
« Reply #5 on: Oct 04, 2005, 07:24:30 PM »
I was referring to the book of Reverbs, chap 4, vs. 3 "Rebuke not the feebleminded, for the mandolin shall sound loudly within the land of Uke and honey for all their days."

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Re: No ma'am, it's not a UKE!
« Reply #6 on: Oct 04, 2005, 07:26:09 PM »
Amen.  Thank ye brother Fairview!  :) :D




book of Revervbs... lol.

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Re: No ma'am, it's not a UKE!
« Reply #7 on: Oct 05, 2005, 03:38:14 AM »
Book of reverbs ;D can we have wittness on that brethen

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Re: No ma'am, it's not a UKE!
« Reply #8 on: Oct 05, 2005, 03:40:30 AM »
I've had my flatiron called a small guitar, and a banjo

the world is filled with ignoramuses...but since they pay the bills, the best thing you can do is nod and smile

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Re: No ma'am, it's not a UKE!
« Reply #9 on: Oct 05, 2005, 01:47:27 PM »
I've had the same experiences. I also get asked if I'm playing a fiddle or a violin.

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Re: No ma'am, it's not a UKE!
« Reply #10 on: Oct 05, 2005, 04:45:55 PM »
I've had the same experiences. I also get asked if I'm playing a fiddle or a violin.

All the time.  I tell them its a viola, and they wander off, confused ;)

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Re: No ma'am, it's not a UKE!
« Reply #11 on: Nov 26, 2005, 06:11:35 PM »
Easiest way to explain it to them is to put on a big smile and say "Nope itzer Manderlin" just don't let em bother you especially if they actually liked it :)
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Re: No ma'am, it's not a UKE!
« Reply #12 on: Nov 28, 2005, 01:53:41 PM »
Either that, or say its an eastern Appalachain gitfiddle. ;D

 




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