End of ADS-L Digest - 13 May 1995 to 15 May 1995 ************************************************ There are 8 messages totalling 181 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. fiddler's invitation (fwd) (2) 2. Electronic Newsletter: Language and Law (Second Call) 3. n x short of a y: the mot... 4. Teaser re Intro to Ling (2) 5. Survival of DARE 6. magazine title ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Tue, 16 May 1995 21:33:19 -0700 From: THOMAS CLARK Subject: Re: fiddler's invitation (fwd) When I played in a folk group in Montana and even before that, in the early 1950's, a fiddler's invite (read fiddler's invitation) referred to being asked to come to a party by people you knew, but you knew they expected you to bring your instrument and be ready to play with others or perform for the other guests. I switched from rhythm guitar and vocals to acoustic bass, then finally to mouth harp (as I discovered I kept forgetting the words), but I was always being given "a fiddler's invite". Cheers, tlc, without a fiddle anymore