On Sep 14, 2014, at 1:53 PM, Paul Stone wrote: > Please...can you describe the subtle difference between "something" and > "wotsit"; Because my father once remarked after I came in from shoveling snow > with my fly down: "you better be careful or you'll get a frostbitten wotsit" > and I'd like to thing that my wotsit is close to "something" - > philosophically speaking, of course. > While it's clear that a twofer and a wotsit are not the same thing (portion size here is key), experts differ on what exactly distinguishes a Something from a Wotsit. The most likely explanation is that the author has difficulty with consistency. This is certainly why he can't dance. "One two-three, one two-three," repeated only a couple of times becomes, "one two-three FOUR..." A drummer like yourself is unlikely to empathize. On more the personal matters you cite, I cannot comment. Maybe keeping your stick off the ice might be a good idea? David Ritchie, Flocking H.Q.