Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Ambushed by the obvious...

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The saxophone was invented and patented over 160 years ago.

The various sources differ on the exact date but it was patented somewhere late June, 1846.

And you know what?

I had never occurred to me that the saxophone was invented by a Mr Sax.

Obvious when you know.
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9 comments:

  1. Lol...Yeah...sometimes we do overlook the obvious...!

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  2. I think the saxophone is one of the sexiest musical instruments ever invented.

    The sound it emits, the unique shape...

    *sigh*

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  3. It was actually an Irish gent, Mr Sax O'Phone

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  4. That would never had occurred to me, either. All I ever heard about the sax was that it was invented for marching bands--is it a descendant of the medieval sackbut? Dunno

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  5. Aizan - Actually, it's one of the saxiest instruments. It's said that Mr. Sax was a very sexy guy - that his real name was Mr. Sex, but it was the Victorian Era so thay had to change it.

    Lee - Guess what Mr. Trumpet invented?

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  6. Bet he got teased at school.

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  7. Thanks for that, Lee. I did not know. I shall pass it on to my grandaughter who is learning the sax.

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  8. Guess I got some old guit's legacy then.

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