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Discussion in 'Bows and Rosin [DB]' started by Matthew Tucker, Feb 4, 2009.
Wondering if there's a good reason?
If not, is there a wit out there with an idea?
From the side, it looks like a frog that's sitting down...kindof...maybe...?
I'll take a stab at it: because the earliest examples were attached to the stick with ribbets.
I had a violin teacher who explained this to me by loosening the bow all the way that the screw comes out. and then asking the question "Do you know why this is called a frog?" and going "BECAUSE IT JUMPS!" while letting the frog fly from the little socket.
i'll never forget that.
I thought it was only called that on french bows...
Maybe on German bows it's Herr Frog!
What else would you call it?
Well, in Spanish is "nuez" (nut as in walnut) and in French it is "hausse" (something to regulate height or angle)
The black holdy part?
Out in Hawaii we call it "the black thingymabob"
I've thought about that from time to time. But its nice to know that everyone has such a nice sense of humor about it or it might be enough to make me croak.
Actually, I once did try to find out why that part is called the frog, but to no avail. Its just one of the great mysteries of life.
rana on german bow
ranunculus on french bow
Ed, now your just talking dirty!
why is a cat called a cat?
why is a human called a human?
why is bacon called bacon?
You dummy. You know that only applies to foot long hot dogs.
You dummy. No, it's THAT THERE black holdy part, there.
Don't confuse him Paul, and don't try to turn my thread into a smutty one.
I was talking about the FROG, the black thing with the mother-of-pearl stud through the side, a silver ring around the end and attached to a bunch of long white hairs, that you move back and forth to get a different degree of springiness.
dontcha know... aroun' 'ere I says this I says, "Dat dere holdy part, hey?" ..
Look who's talkin' Matthew.....we were both just talkin' frog in the finest sense of the word, as it applies to my German and Ed's French.
It was YOU, who has stepped over that nasty AND tasteless line in talkin' that there marital aid **** I quoted up there, up above there.
As usual, Ed and Myownself pray for you daily.
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