To denote extra persons in a reel, in place of 'tandem', you could use
Thus Luckenbooth Brooch reels would read-
if two coupes were in promenade hold in the reel the modifier is dead easy-
In Drewry's Tickle My Fancy the taxonomy would be-
Pelorus Jack then becomes
Suggestion repectfully submitted
New Haven, Ct.
On 11/13/06, Alan Paterson <email@example.com> wrote: > > On 12/11/2006 18:39, Alasdair Graham wrote: > > If you have the time why not 'invent' new meanings for all the other > > words in our common dictionary and then see where that takes us. > > > > If words do not have a universally understood meaning then you might as > > well scrap speech. > > > > Alasdair Graham, > > Dumbarton, Scotland. > > Let's not get silly about this. I appreciate that you are being > sarcastic (or is it ironic?) but it serves no very useful purpose. > > We are DANCING not riding bicycles. It is perfectly valid to move words > from one context to another, however, to play the word-police and say > "Hmm. If they overtake one another - which is impossible on a bicycle - > then it is definitely not tandem" is - I can't think of a better word - > just being silly. > > No-one has yet objected to the expression "Petronella in Tandem" > although it might be a bit tricky to do on a bike (could make seats > which swivel, I suppose). Is it perhaps the case that John Drewry is a > big hero, whereas RSCDS are the bad guys? > > Each activity which absorbs a word for its own purposes changes the > meaning slightly. One of the wonders of language. > > There are many vocal participants on this group who deride the RSCDS for > being pedantic. Pots and kettles? > > Alan > >