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    Word of the Week: SINECURE

    In chat, Snorlax suggested our new word for the week:

    SINECURE

    Pronunced: 'si-ni-kyur

    Sinecure means:
    "A position or office that requires little or no work but provides a salary."
    A euphonium player occupies a sinecure position in a band and he is often there for his studly appearance.


    Feel free to volunteer some of your favorite words for the next Word of the Week.

    Gary Garritan

    Previous Words of the Week: ALACRITY, BORBORYGMI, RECALCITRANT, TRANSMOGRIFY, BODACIOUS, THAUMATURGICALl, SWIMMINLY, WOOLGATHERING, WINDBROACH

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    I always thought that euphonium players always held a sinecure position in bands. At least etLux has it right, because I always had to use sinus cures after playing in bands in front of euphonium players.

    Nothing sinecure about the clarinet section, though!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garritan View Post
    A euphonium player occupies a sinecure position in a band and he is often there for his studly appearance.

    Yes... quite studly.

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    No musical sinecure he;
    Ol' SNORLAX played his "euphonie."
    Its conical bore
    Produced quite a roar
    And paid off pecu-li-ar-ly!
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    Can I say "Oy!"...?

    I'd like to put in an "Oy!", here.
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    Re: Word of the Week: SINECURE

    Sound like my job! Hey, I'm sinecureally employed!
    Styxx

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    There once was a chef employed sinecure
    Whose cooking was hardly called epicure
    And toasted marshmallows
    Was all that his relo's
    Would let him prepare when at home for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garritan View Post
    "A position or office that requires little or no work but provides a salary."
    A euphonium player occupies a sinecure position in a band and he is often there for his studly appearance.

    I find offense to that. I'm quite sure that the sinecure position is occupied by the tubist.

    16th note runs vs. tied whole notes, I rest my case

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    Quote Originally Posted by raz.bari.88 View Post
    I find offense to that. I'm quite sure that the sinecure position is occupied by the tubist.

    16th note runs vs. tied whole notes, I rest my case

    Yes, but a tubist has to hold those notes a looong time, using more air.

    Rob

    P.S. I am not a tubist, nor do I ever wish to be.

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