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Message 10836 · Freeman/Pavey · 11 Feb 1998 17:20:18 · Top

One of our local newspapers The Perth Courier announced one of the
dances in our program as "Strip the Widow".
It caused alot of comment!

Susan Freeman, Maberly, Ont.

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Message 10845 · Alan Twhigg · 11 Feb 1998 19:56:54 · Top

Our local "favourites" have included:

The Glens of Anguish (Angus)
Lady Harriet Hopeless
Lady Awkward's Reel (Lady Auckland's Reel)
The Cumbersome Reel

I'm sure there are others I'm forgetting...

-Alan Twhigg, SF Bay Area.

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Message 10852 · Loren Wright · 11 Feb 1998 20:28:08 · Top

Has anyone mentioned "The Puke of Dearth?"

Loren Wright <lorenw@rwp.mv.com>
Roger Wagner Publishing
Nashua, NH, USA

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Message 10865 · cathryn collins · 11 Feb 1998 23:37:37 · Top

We have "Gang bang at the gate"

Cathryn Collins
Sydney, Australia

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Message 10874 · S.M. Gent · 12 Feb 1998 12:03:33 · Top

Another two for the list:-

Duck and Duckess of Edinburgh.

Actually, I'll need to get back to you on the second one, because I've
forgotten it again. It was something to do with ducks again.

Seonaid.

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Message 10875 · Ian Brockbank 05-Jan-1995 0951 · 12 Feb 1998 12:12:42 · Top

My father-out-law refers to
'The Knees of Baggy Trousers' (The Bees of Maggieknockater)

Cheers,

Ian
--
Ian.Brockbank@edo.mts.dec.com Edinburgh, Scotland
Grand Chain: The Scottish Dance and Music Resource:
--- http://www.tardis.ed.ac.uk/~ibb/scd/

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Message 10883 · Eric H. MacKay · 12 Feb 1998 19:21:10 · Top

My worst slip of the tongue, as far as dance titles is, Strip the
Widow. Anyone familiar with that tune? Tine

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Message 10886 · Benjamin Stein · 12 Feb 1998 20:24:01 · Top

Some years ago at Pinewoods (20 years perhaps?), Maurice Whitby put
together a whole program in what we are now calling "dance psuedonyms",
luckily with sources listed. Calling up my fading memory I recall a few.

My He's Sweatting Obvious: Mairi's Wedding
The Dead Mouse The Red House

And a few of the "Eggsters"
Chicken and Rum The Conundrum
Morris Whitby's Thirsty Chicken The Reel of the 51st Division.

When I get some time I will dig through my old programs and see if I can
find this one-it was much fun.

We were early intermediates at the time and when I weighed some 20 pounds
more than I do now I was infamous for my tendance to sweat heavily. In the
class Tony Morretti (Sr. that is) dedicated Mairi's Wedding to me. When the
class asked why he said "See Maurices program for tomorrow night". "Nuff
said.

Ben Stein
Burlington, Vt. USA
Dancers@Compuserve.Com

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Message 10890 · WPOB · 12 Feb 1998 23:11:23 · Top

Alan,

One of my favorite pseudonyms is "The Duchess of Atholl's Slip-up", which I
first heard from Kim McGarrity.

Pat O'Brien
-----Original Message-----
From: Alan Twhigg <alant@net.com>
To: strathspey@tm.informatik.uni-frankfurt.de
<strathspey@tm.informatik.uni-frankfurt.de>
Date: Wednesday, February 11, 1998 10:00 AM
Subject: Re: Dance pseudonyms

>Our local "favourites" have included:
>
>The Glens of Anguish (Angus)
>Lady Harriet Hopeless
>Lady Awkward's Reel (Lady Auckland's Reel)
>The Cumbersome Reel
>
>I'm sure there are others I'm forgetting...
>
>-Alan Twhigg, SF Bay Area.
>
>--
>Alan Twhigg <alant@net.com>
>
>

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Message 10906 · Peter Hastings · 13 Feb 1998 11:23:54 · Top

Hi Alan

I hope these are all being collated in the database !

(:

Peter Hastings
Royal Observatory
Edinburgh
(:

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Message 10908 · Alan Paterson · 13 Feb 1998 12:03:03 · Top

Peter Hastings wrote:

> Hi Alan
>
> I hope these are all being collated in the database !

It *has* occured to me! However, I had deleted a few of the messages before realising that
there were so many of them. Archives here I come!

Alan

--
Alan Paterson
Berne, Switzerland

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Message 10931 · Alan Paterson · 14 Feb 1998 11:21:48 · Top

I couldn't help myself! I had to do it.

Those of you who are aware of the existence of DanceData will doubtless be overwhelmed
with joy to read that, with Version 1.1-1 (not quite public, but almost) the concept of
"Alternate Alias" will be added to the existing "Official Alias" for dances.

Alan

P.S. Any more of these names?

--
Alan Paterson
Berne, Switzerland
http://www.scottap.com/dancedata/

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Message 10939 · Benjamin Stein · 15 Feb 1998 18:24:59 · Top

I remeber when one of our dances labeled J.B. Milne "Cecil B. DeMille". I
didn't realize how appropriate it was until I discovered that J. B. Milne
was a Cinema owner and that the dance described action on the movie screen.

Ben Stein

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Message 10942 · REBECCA SAGER · 16 Feb 1998 02:38:32 · Top

Have I missed it, or has nobody yet mentioned The White Leather Pig?

Becky
--
Becky Sager,
Marietta GA USA
http://www.mindspring.com/~atlbrnch

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Message 10944 · Mike Briggs · 16 Feb 1998 05:08:47 · Top

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Hadn't seen the White Leather Pig, but there is an actual dance (about 3
or 4 years old) called the Black Leather Jig written for the wedding of
a the only punk SC dancers I know.

Mike B
--
*************************************************
Norma and Mike Briggs 1.608.2571600 (voice)
Briggs Law Office 1.608.2571611 (fax)
1914 Monroe St
Madison WI 53711-2057 USA brigglaw@execpc.com
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Message 10959 · REBECCA SAGER · 17 Feb 1998 01:17:27 · Top

A nameless friend who doesn't want to ruin his image by associating
himself with this kind of mindless vulgarity dared me to post "The
Knockers of Bebe Maggieter". Here it goes,

Becky
--
Becky Sager,
Marietta GA USA
http://www.mindspring.com/~atlbrnch

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Message 10961 · John Chambers · 17 Feb 1998 03:18:03 · Top

| Hadn't seen the White Leather Pig, but there is an actual dance (about 3
| or 4 years old) called the Black Leather Jig written for the wedding of
| a the only punk SC dancers I know.

Then there was the time, celebrated in several songs, when this town
in Scotland, in a fit of religion, outlawed the sale or consumption
of whisk(e)y, and also of the wild, drunken dance parties that went
along with it. After several years of sobriety, a bunch of them
ganged up on the minister, hanged him, and announced the resumption
of boozing. The wild dance party that evening was so successful that
in honor of the occasion, after finally recovering from the awful
hangovers they all had the next morning, they composed a dance in
honor of the long drought and resumption of drunkenness. You may have
danced it; it's called the Dearth of Puke.

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Message 10966 · Marion Garrett · 17 Feb 1998 20:42:17 · Top

Black Forest Gateau is a University favourite.

Marion Garrett
Newcastle upon Tyne
England

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Message 11036 · D. Shaw · 21 Feb 1998 18:36:16 · Top

Ted Ehrhard, who doesn't like to play it, says

Let's Have a Salad

Deborah, who has been deleting digests wholesale, unread, and begs
forgiveness if this has been mentioned previously
shawd@mindspring.com

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Message 11052 · Alan Paterson · 23 Feb 1998 11:28:55 · Top

D. Shaw wrote:

> Ted Ehrhard, who doesn't like to play it, says
>
> Let's Have a Salad

"Let's have a Ceilidh" or what?

Alan

--
Alan Paterson
Berne, Switzerland
Alan@ScotTap.com

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Message 11054 · Mike Briggs · 23 Feb 1998 18:40:30 · Top

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Let's Have a Salad? Can this be the dance I know and love as Let's
Dance on the Ceiling?

Mike
--
*************************************************
Norma and Mike Briggs 1.608.2571600 (voice)
Briggs Law Office 1.608.2571611 (fax)
1914 Monroe St
Madison WI 53711-2057 USA brigglaw@execpc.com
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CHEESE -- FOOD OF ONCE AND FUTURE CHAMPIONS
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Message 11055 · Doug Mills · 23 Feb 1998 21:41:35 · Top

Familiarity breeds contempt.

As a tutor, I would gather with other tutors and have titter about various
diffrent names that could be applied to dances. (all in the privacy of our
own homes, of course)

But then it had to happen, I stood before the class and casually anounced we
would now dance "The Clamp of Pleasure".

I don't know who was more stunned, me or them.

Doug Mills
Chrsitchurch
NZ

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Message 11109 · The_Healys · 2 Mar 1998 15:23:38 · Top

And as I discovered this weekend, even the correct name can cause
embarassment. Teaching at a workshop in France, I had dutifully
worked through the parts of the dance, put it together and then
called for four couple sets to dance eight times through and named
the dance. There were audible gasps from the floor and the head of
every French speaker in the room shot round to look at me
registering every emotion from bewilderment to open mouthed shock.
It was only when one of the Brits mouthed the question - "Now?" -
that I twigged. John Drewry's The Big Grey Man (Ferla Mor) had been
heard in French as the imperative "Make love!" (Faire l'amour)

Jim Healy
Perth, Scotland

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Message 11111 · Richard L. Walker · 2 Mar 1998 19:21:40 · Top

Ha Ha!! Some people will try anything to boost the number of
Scottish Country Dancers.

> ...John Drewry's The Big Grey Man (Ferla Mor) had been
> heard in French as the imperative "Make love!" (Faire l'amour)
> Jim Healy
Richard L. Walker
Pensacola FL (City of Five Flags) USA
rlwalker@granis.net

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