Re: [Harp-L] re: history
>let's make the leap and assume that you are telling the truth, that you have known for some time that the story of an inventor named >Richter is rather questionable. Then please explain why you wrote the sentence with which I originally took issue:"
I meant he was the one the people were talking about. I go to work and write eight hours a day, I'm bound to mess up a sentence eventually. I've got proofreaders at work, but unfortunately I have no proofreaders at home. I responded by explaining what I thought about Joseph and I was a bit baffled because the post you took issue with was a post that cast doubt on one of the Richters.
I've played by your rules thus far. However, I just created a policy of my own where I will not discuss this any matter further onlist. If you would like to carry this further, by all means do so, but you're going to play it by mine and take it offlist. If you'd wish, you certainly may declare me vanquished, crown yourself emporer of the master debaters, that's ok. It's really not an issue with me.
Elk River Harmonicas
----- Original Message ----
From: Jonathan Ross <jross38@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, November 18, 2008 7:04:11 PM
Subject: [Harp-L] re: history
First, it is my policy to not discuss on-list subjects off-list. I
do this because I joined this list to talk about this subjects in a
forum where as many people as want can add to the discussion and
hopefully help create a lively conversation.
Second, let's make the leap and assume that you are telling the
truth, that you have known for some time that the story of an
inventor named Richter is rather questionable. Then please explain
why you wrote the sentence with which I originally took issue:
"I've heard folks say he invented the Richter, but it was probably
his brother Joseph. "
If you knew that there is little evidence to support the claim of
someone named Richter inventing the standard 10-hole diatonic, then
why did you write the above? And if you were simply mis-writing,
misstating or misunderstood, why didn't you just say that in the
This isn't high-school debating skills, this isn't bullying, it's
talking about on-topic question on a discussion forum: the history of
the harmonica, its practice and presentation, the credibility of
claims on such and the credibility of the claimants.
()() JR "Bulldogge" Ross
Dave Payne Sr.
Elk River Harmonicas
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