strum up support

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Sun Feb 17 22:39:13 UTC 2008

On Feb 17, 2008 7:50 AM, David A. Daniel <dad at> wrote:

> Drum up also makes sense, whereas strum up does not. Everyone from
> military
> recruiters to snake oil salesmen has been drawing crowds for centuries by
> running around town beating on drums.

Not in my memory, which goes back to the fifties in NYC and suburbs. I
humbly request deeper temporal input from the elders of the village.

These days you're more likely to find a rock concert to draw support.
Drumming, sure, but the strumming gets more attention.

Mark Mandel

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