Well you get a wooden spoon for coming last so it didn't make any sense.
It is also awarded to those 'who deliberately stir things up' which I thought DocG was doing with tongue firmly in cheek.
We do so many shows in a row,
And these towns all look the same,
We just pass the time in our hotel room
And wander 'round backstage,
Till the lights come up, and we hear that crowd,
And we remember why we came.
Can't find any references to that usage on a quick google. Eg http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wooden_spoon_(award)
Anyway, at least you know now why no-one took it as you meant it, it's you and not them.
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Sorry DocG, it appears that once again my humour falls a little flat.
I thought that introducing active speaker techology into such a thread was an excellent and amusing wind up on your part, hence the 'wooden spoon' award.
It would appear that no one else took it that way.......
Humour in a foreign language is harder than you think (my reply was an attempt, and see where that's going...).
Anyway, it's a pity that actives can apparently only be brought up by 'those on the dark side' (you know who you are!), and for the rest of us, it's 'not done' (do you use the word 'omerta' in English too?).
Having said that, I sincerely hope this reply doesn't start what you refer to, Dave, because that I find boring, far from an amusing wind-up. And appologies to Shafin should it happen anyway.
Humour, sarcasm, irony and the rest often do not translate well in a forum like this, I need to make any jokes rather more obvious.
But then there is no discernable sense of humour on this forum so I doubt it would make much difference.
The phrase is commonly used to refer to someone who likes to 'stir things up', a 'sh*t stirrer' if you prefer.
You need to stop relying on the internet and get out more.
Very mature, reasoned and humorous all in one. I would have thought it was implicit that I meant I've never come across that phrase before (despite getting out at least once a day, sometimes twice) and therefore looked to see if there was any common usage referred to on the internet that I'd missed in normal life. The fact that there isn't suggests you're probably wrong to say it is 'commonly used'. This is supported by the fact that, as you've already observed, no-one else seemed to get your reference. IME a failure to get across one's intended meaning, as in this case, is almost always the fault of the communicator and not the audience.
There's plenty of humour here but if you don't get it and humour is important to you, you may as well go elsewhere.
An Active sense of humour is far funnier, as it's more accurate, properly thought out, and works in any room and with all people. Anyone who doesn't understand the joke knows nothing about laughter, or how to properly crossover into the world of the knowledgeable jester.
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A gentle bit of leg pulling and you respond with this.
An Active sense of humour is far funnier, as it's more accurate, properly designed and works in any room and with all people. Anyone who doesn't understand the joke knows nothing about laughter, or how to properly crossover into the world of the knowledgeable jester.
Quite right Cno, passive humour is unsatisfying, lacking in precision and gets you into trouble when people fail to see the intended humour.
Definitely going to check out the active route from here on, "Knock, knock..........."
The phrase 'get out more' is rude, not leg pulling. I tried not to respond by being rude back, but I don't like people being rude to me, understandably. I don't believe you think that phrase is leg pulling, but if you do you need to have a think about your manners and the way your express yourself.
There is a theory, common in another place, that suggest that sibilence and other higher frequency harshness is caused by tweeters that are opperating at too low a frequency, remember in two way designs the bigest challenge is to roll off the bass driver before the cone breakup becomes too severe so tweeters are used down to frequencies at the limit of their abilities. I think there is some truth in this.
Low order crossovers are an issue too, the tweeter rolls off slowly and can still be producing significant output an octave or more below the crossover point, distortion produced at these frequencies is usually harmonically related and manifests itself at higher frequencies, harshness, sibilence etd.
Many metal dome tweeters are speced for use at lower frequencies than their soft dome counterparts, a big part of the problem in my view.
I have notice this happens with most of the cheap (and a few of the expensive) two-way speakers that use 8" woofers which need low crossover points.
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The phrase 'get out more' is rude, not leg pulling
Not getting out more is a real problem...
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Getting out of phase? That'll be the passive crossover causing that.
Oh you said phrase not phase. Ooops
Apparently the average age for withdrawal is 15, so I just have a few more years left before it gets really bad.
If that's the level of humour on this forum then *I'm* off! (Although just to another part of the house obviously, not outside.)
I had imagined this was a thread which held no dangers, and had therefore not been paying attention to it. D'oh.
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