Thursday, May 28, 2009

Word of the Day: Accomp-er-collaborative Pianist

accomp-er-collaborative pianist n. A term given in reference to a pianist by another musician (often a singer or instrumentalist) beginning with intent to state the word "accompanist", which is then interrupted mid-word upon the realization that the person to whom reference is given might be offended by the archaic term and may prefer to be referred to as a "collaborative pianist" out of a gesture of respect on the part of the speaker, feigned or otherwise: My name is Edward and I shall be assisted tonight by my accomp-er-collaborative pianist Ashwyn.

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