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Title: How do you call a village full of melodeon players?
Post by: Fred on March 18, 2019, 06:51:04 PM
A fettlement.






I'll show myself out.  ;D
Title: Re: How do you call a village full of melodeon players?
Post by: John MacKenzie (Cugiok) on March 18, 2019, 06:57:05 PM
A  thatch
Title: Re: How do you call a village full of melodeon players?
Post by: playandteach on March 18, 2019, 06:58:05 PM
A hamlet, but an elite one.
Title: Re: How do you call a village full of melodeon players?
Post by: Fred on March 18, 2019, 06:59:24 PM
A  thatch

Oh, as a non-native speaker that took me a while. Because of reeds, I guess? (Explaining jokes is awful, I know, but I have to ask to learn. (:) )
Title: Re: How do you call a village full of melodeon players?
Post by: Thrupenny Bit on March 18, 2019, 06:59:28 PM
A No-go zone?
Title: Re: How do you call a village full of melodeon players?
Post by: Julian S on March 18, 2019, 07:22:17 PM
Not a toon then ?

J
Title: Re: How do you call a village full of melodeon players?
Post by: Thrupenny Bit on March 18, 2019, 07:46:16 PM
no, a village.... too small for a toon
Title: Re: How do you call a village full of melodeon players?
Post by: havaLaff on March 18, 2019, 09:09:09 PM
Could be Boxinholme, if it's in the northwest.
Title: Re: How do you call a village full of melodeon players?
Post by: Stockaryd on March 18, 2019, 09:53:01 PM
In Sweden  -  Just  Boxholm.    You are all welcome      It is a nice place 
Title: Re: How do you call a village full of melodeon players?
Post by: John MacKenzie (Cugiok) on March 18, 2019, 10:39:35 PM
Ayr

SJ
Title: Re: How do you call a village full of melodeon players?
Post by: Lester on March 18, 2019, 10:48:09 PM
Ayr

SJ


My favourite restaurant there is Ayr India  (https://www.ayrindia.com/)
Title: Re: How do you call a village full of melodeon players?
Post by: Broadland Boy on March 18, 2019, 11:02:31 PM
Dunno but it's probably where the conspiracy of so called Free Reed instruments was initiated, Free ??  Seen the price of A Mano reeds these days ?? (with apologies to those who advertise their surplus here at prices bottom feeders can afford  :||:
Title: Re: How do you call a village full of melodeon players?
Post by: Nick Collis Bird on March 19, 2019, 06:06:15 AM
 Gurning ?
Title: Re: How do you call a village full of melodeon players?
Post by: Thrupenny Bit on March 19, 2019, 07:56:47 AM
 ;D of course Nick!
Is that where you live?
Title: Re: How do you call a village full of melodeon players?
Post by: Eshed on March 19, 2019, 08:00:13 AM
I've heard people drive there like crazy, so be careful when crossing the rowds
Title: Re: How do you call a village full of melodeon players?
Post by: Winston Smith on March 19, 2019, 09:04:16 AM
Some might even call it Heaven! But others, well.........
Title: Re: How do you call a village full of melodeon players?
Post by: Peadar on March 19, 2019, 09:15:33 AM
If in Ireland would the GAA song be "We're all on the one row" ?

We're all on the on row
Most likely the wrong row
We're on the row to......
Title: Re: How do you call a village full of melodeon players?
Post by: Steve_freereeder on March 19, 2019, 10:03:00 AM
Pushingham, and just short distance away, Pullingham.  ;D
Title: Re: How do you call a village full of melodeon players?
Post by: Lester on March 19, 2019, 10:06:15 AM
Pushingham, and just short distance away, Pullingham.  ;D


Nearby to Inningham and Outingham
Title: Re: How do you call a village full of melodeon players?
Post by: Steve_freereeder on March 19, 2019, 10:26:02 AM
Nearby to Inningham and Outingham
(:)

They probably have have cricket teams too.
Title: Re: How do you call a village full of melodeon players?
Post by: Steve_freereeder on March 19, 2019, 10:27:37 AM
And of course, down in deepest Norfolk, there's a little chain ferry across the River Yare. Locals have been campaigning for years to get the charge removed for village residents. Then it would be Free Reedham.
Title: Re: How do you call a village full of melodeon players?
Post by: Broadland Boy on March 19, 2019, 10:32:48 AM
But until they dew it'll carry on as Reedham and Weep
Title: Re: How do you call a village full of melodeon players?
Post by: Theo on March 19, 2019, 10:42:13 AM
Several years ago Tony Hall sent me a photo of a removals vehicle that he hard happened to see belonging to a man called Reed.  The logo on the van - “REED REMOVALS”
Title: Re: How do you call a village full of melodeon players?
Post by: Julian S on March 19, 2019, 11:03:15 AM
I don't want to cause any dischord, but I did use to live near Bedlam. I don't recall there being other melodeon players nearby...however Dennis Crowther (of blessed memory) did make up for it !

J
Title: Re: How do you call a village full of melodeon players?
Post by: Squeaky Pete on March 19, 2019, 12:16:19 PM
I'd imagine Dry Dodington is a Hohner no-go area.
Title: Re: How do you call a village full of melodeon players?
Post by: Julian S on March 19, 2019, 12:23:12 PM
I'd imagine Dry Dodington is a Hohner no-go area.

Whilst the residents of Wetwang (in Yorkshire) have chucked theirs out.

J
Title: Re: How do you call a village full of melodeon players?
Post by: Gary on March 19, 2019, 12:40:31 PM
Box's Shop is a hamlet in the civil parish of Poundstock in north Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It consists of several cottages, farms and holiday accommodation centred on a crossroads known as 'Box's Shop
Title: Re: How do you call a village full of melodeon players?
Post by: busbox on March 19, 2019, 11:02:15 PM
Here, Village!
Title: Re: How do you call a village full of melodeon players?
Post by: boxcall on March 20, 2019, 12:54:43 AM
I've heard it said that, it takes a village, to call a village full of melodeon players! :||:
Title: Re: How do you call a village full of melodeon players?
Post by: John MacKenzie (Cugiok) on March 20, 2019, 09:25:24 AM
St Syrinx ?

SJ
Title: Re: How do you call a village full of melodeon players?
Post by: Chris Rayner on March 20, 2019, 02:59:09 PM
Several years ago Tony Hall sent me a photo of a removals vehicle that he hard happened to see belonging to a man called Reed.  The logo on the van - “REED REMOVALS”

Just as well his name wasn’t Tooth.
Title: Re: How do you call a village full of melodeon players?
Post by: Dick Rees on March 20, 2019, 03:06:28 PM
Buttonoak on the B4194 west of Kidderminster...
Title: Re: How do you call a village full of melodeon players?
Post by: Winston Smith on March 20, 2019, 03:49:02 PM
"Just as well his name wasn’t Tooth."

Or, the same name as the previous poster!!!!!
Title: Re: How do you call a village full of melodeon players?
Post by: Rob Lands on March 20, 2019, 04:08:39 PM
Not a village, but for views and fresh air I recommend Box Hill in Surrey
Title: Re: What do you call a village full of melodeon players?
Post by: Stiamh on March 20, 2019, 05:42:34 PM
Here, Village!

Very subtle.... Fred - the point busbox is making is that in English, unlike other European languages (French comment, German wie, Italian come, etc.), you say "What do you call something", not "how".
Title: Re: What do you call a village full of melodeon players?
Post by: Eshed on March 20, 2019, 06:04:24 PM
Very subtle.... Fred - the point busbox is making is that in English, unlike other European languages (French comment, German wie, Italian come, etc.), you say "What do you call something", not "how".
Not only European, it's the same in Hebrew, so it passed over my head as well...

I've been trying to remember things like this and like when to use in/on/at for at least two decades, no success so far  :(
Title: Re: How do you call a village full of melodeon players?
Post by: jorden on March 20, 2019, 06:18:40 PM
It will definitely be in the vicinity of Limerick.
Title: Re: How do you call a village full of melodeon players?
Post by: Fred on March 20, 2019, 07:08:29 PM
It's hilarious to see how this thread (which was started because of a brainfart of mine) has evolved. :D
Title: Re: How do you call a village full of melodeon players?
Post by: Dick Rees on March 20, 2019, 09:15:22 PM
It's hilarious to see how this thread (which was started because of a brainfart of mine) has evolved. :D

Reminds me of when I'd spill my beer on the floor.  It'd go every which way.
Title: Re: How do you call a village full of melodeon players?
Post by: John MacKenzie (Cugiok) on March 20, 2019, 10:06:31 PM
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Little+Snoring,+Fakenham+NR21+0HZ/@52.8545061,0.8915278,15z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x47d77a187c7a5c77:0x1d738216755587ee!8m2!3d52.854507!4d0.900304

 >:E
Title: Re: How do you call a village full of melodeon players?
Post by: Broadland Boy on March 21, 2019, 12:47:21 AM
Oh goody, open season on Norfolk time again, don't forget the improbable pronunciations like Wymondham,where locals will generally do more than this if they catch a lone noodling squeezer up a dark alley or Happisburgh, where the legendary Jays, famed for their durable cured skins used for the finest bellows gussets, excavated their nests in the sandhills - before they all fell into the sea..............
Title: Re: How do you call a village full of melodeon players?
Post by: Malcolm Clapp on March 21, 2019, 12:51:55 AM
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Little+Snoring,+Fakenham+NR21+0HZ/@52.8545061,0.8915278,15z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x47d77a187c7a5c77:0x1d738216755587ee!8m2!3d52.854507!4d0.900304

 >:E

And just a mile or so away from Little Snoring is the River Stiffkey. Follow the river north and you will find the village of Stiffkey, surely once a hive of melodeon activity. Unfortunately, despite the melodeon-related (?) spelling, the local pronunciation is something like "Stewkey". So box fettlers be advised that if you have an inquiry from someone having a problem with a "stewkey" on their melodeon, you can probably safely assume that they are from Norfolk.

 
(As an aside, Stiffkey is probably better known as once the parish of the so-called "Randy Rector of Stiffkey", Harold Davidson, probably the only defrocked vicar in England to have ever been mauled to death by a lion in Skegness on a Wednesday!)



Edited to reflect further reading; thank you Mr Google!
Title: Re: How do you call a village full of melodeon players?
Post by: mwatersworld on March 21, 2019, 02:26:57 AM
Some might suggest we all be banished to:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wankers_Corner,_Oregon