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Thread: Apple has ruined the word song

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    Well I'm blowed, a good story

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    Just shows the power of ducks

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    So, how can we help to get Apple and the rest of the world to change their thoughts on 'song' versus 'piece'?

    Maybe the word song has become more synonymous with music because 'piece' is akin to describing a chunk of something, like rhubarb pie.
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    How about teaching all the children to speak correct English for a start.

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    Now, there's a fantastic concept ... and with that, no more "textspeak" abbreviations.
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    "to speak correct English" ... surely you mean: "to speak English correctly".
    I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Contratrombone64 View Post
    "to speak correct English" ... surely you mean: "to speak English correctly".
    Mike - yep, you're right, so instead of just nitpicking, why not offer a solution?
    Now who's nitpicking?
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    Bloody colonials, coming over here, taking our language, not to mention the p&&&.

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    Ya'll caint tawk no gud Anglish ovur thar. 'N now I'ma lissen me anudder song from dat J.S. Batch feller...

    Seriously, it's hopeless...all you can do is laugh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by teddy View Post
    Bloody colonials, coming over here, taking our language, not to mention the p&&&.

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    Yeh, it takes the bikki when an ocker tells a pom how to speak proper

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    Re: Apple has ruined the word song

    Don't blame Apple, blame Mendelssong:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Songs_Without_Words

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    A very interesting observation, Marc my friend. Never thought of that!
    I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.
    —Albert Einstein.

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    Yeah, that's great, never thought Mendelssohn has something to do with it!

    As for me, I'm more disturbed than someone calls a song 'track'. It's far worse than the original matter with Apple, because that's derogatory towards one's (hard) work. A term of 'song' involves soul or something...and 'track' sounds mechanic and lifeless to me. As a special term it is OK - in sound engineering and deejaying you mix the tracks. The problem is, there is no universal and suitable word. You see, instrumental composition is a piece, but if it is electronic, it also sounds weird to say it is a piece even though there was more effort put in it to use the generic 'track'...

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