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Re: GSoC 2020: Shape-note notehead encoding

From: Owen Lamb
Subject: Re: GSoC 2020: Shape-note notehead encoding
Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2020 18:05:25 -0700

Hmm... Washida is already a Japanese surname, which might cause confusion.
If you'd really like to dissociate your area from Florida, all I can offer
is going further northwest: Alaskida or Floraska. But then to be consistent
we'd have to take Hawaii into account, and it doesn't play well with such
an Anglo-Saxon name as Maine! Ha...maine? Hawaiine? Mawaii?

Hey, that last one actually doesn't sound half bad! ...oh wait, it's a
lotion brand.

On Thu, Jul 23, 2020 at 5:18 PM Aaron Hill <> wrote:

> On 2020-07-23 4:28 pm, Owen Lamb wrote:
> > (It starts to get confusing to keep track of diagonal directions after
> > a
> > while, so for the sake of clarity, I'll be talking about diamonds with
> > thick NE and SW sides as Calimaine, and those with thick NW and SE
> > sides as
> > Florington, after the states roughly in the corresponding corners of
> > the
> > continental U.S. A bit fanciful, but the portmanteaus are easier to
> > distinguish than jumbles of capital letters.)
> Hmm... "Calimaine" sounds like a lotion.
> But why not "Washida"?  While we have our problems up here in the
> Pacific Northwest, I am mildly displeased at having to be associated
> with Florida in the first place and more so with them getting top
> billing.  :P
> (For the record, I am a Washingtonian who lived in Florida for several
> years, so I have experience with both states, notwithstanding a
> childhood spent in Kansas, Misery [sic], and briefly New Jersey.  There
> are few US stereotypes I have not yet had to contend with.)
> -- Aaron Hill

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