Mark Twain Played The Guitar

mark twain playing guitarFrom The Museum of Musical Instruments I learned that Mark Twain played the guitar:

[Twain] was a passionate guitarist and singer during the 19th century’s Romantic era. His songs were woven with graphic stream-of-consciousness imagery, and his musical styles included gospel, slavery blues, love songs, political satire, folk, and burlesque.

He apparently played a Martin, style 2 1/2-17.

(NOTE: Image isn’t Mark Twain. Hell, that might not even be a guitar he’s holding – could be a ukulele.)

Words To Describe Common Events

20 Words That Should Exist includes:

  • CARPERPETUATION (kar’ pur pet u a shun) n. The act, when vacuuming, of running over a string or a piece of lint at least a dozen times, reaching over and picking it up, examining it, then putting it back down to give the vacuum one more chance.
  • ELECELLERATION (el a cel er ay’ shun) n. The mistaken notion that the more you press an elevator button the faster it will arrive.
  • LACTOMANGULATION (lak’ to man gyu lay’ shun) n. Manhandling the “open here” spout on a milk container so badly that one has to resort to the ‘illegal’ side.

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