The word _sousaphone_; obsolete?

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Dec 17 07:47:26 UTC 2012

A photo in the NYT captioned

A ... _tuba_ player ..."

shows him with a *sousaphone.*

Apparently, only specialists in, and aficionados of, the brass musical
instruments bother to use the proper word for this instrument, these

It matters not. WTF, when people see a picture, that's easily worth a
thousand correctly-used words, I reckon.

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint
to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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