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    I'll bet there are lots of great short quips involving mandolins -- problem is, none come to mind! If I want to create a custom bumper snicker or licence-plate-frame quip related to my fiddle, "Fiddlers Never Fret" and "Fiddlers Do It Without Fretting" comes quickly to mind (or for you gardeners, "Gardeners Do It Bent Over"). But what can some of you wags come up with for the mando? Remember, it has to be short! This should be fun....

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    Mandolin is Italian for out of tune
    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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    My mandolin can beat up your honor student.
    "The paths of experimentation twist and turn through mountains of miscalculations, and often lose themselves in error and darkness!"
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    Oh, I could think of several risque ones...

    "Mandolin players have bigger picks."

    "Mandolinist on board. Ask me about my F-holes."

    "Mandolin players do it with points and scrolls."

    "Mandolinists do it with high-tension pairs."

    Or, more generically without specific mandolin references:

    "Bluegrassers do it in a circle."

    "Bluegrassers do it faster."

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    Lloyd Loar is my homeboy...

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    I don't suffer from MAS... I enjoy every minute of it!

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    It's not a quip, but you see bumper stickers with quotes on 'em all the time so here's one to add...

    "I'm a farmer with a mandolin and a high tenor voice"
    --Bill Monroe

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    B is for Bluegrass, M is for Mandolin not Mando - Ya Hippie

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Adrihan View Post
    ... M is for Mandolin not Mando...
    Let me know how that one works out for you. It makes me crazy too but a long time ago I learned not to try and shovel against the tide.
    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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    Glad to know I'm not the only one bothered by that particular bit of slang.

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    No one's rung my bell yet, but the day's still young. And do you guys get yer knickers in a twist over "piano" too, instead of "piano forte"? Just wondering....

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    So Mando is a little to close to Banjo for comfort?

    "Mandolins - not just a kitchen utensil"

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    Mandolins - expensive kindling
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    It's MANdolin !
    dont get any silly ideas
    just because it's smaller.
    writing about music
    is like dancing,
    about architecture

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    "Mando" also includes 'dolas and 'cellos.

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    A mandolin is just a small mandola.

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    Mandolinists prefer g strings on the bottom.
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    "Got Mando?"


    Just sayin......
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    A bunch of stuff with four strings

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    "My other mandolin is a Loar"

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    Mandolinists do it with a stiff pick.

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    "Honk if you've seen my Blue Chip anywhere"

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    As far as I know this is original.

    Mandolin - A guitar with more strings and less room to work.
    My GFs: Collings MF, Mandobird VIII, Mando-Strat, soprano & baritone ukuleles tuned to GDAE and a Martin X1-DE Guitar.

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    I'm a mandolinist! Wanna see my Nuggets?


    ** This would really be funny on say, a beat up '73 Impala... Like we all have a spare 40k laying around to buy not one, but TWO Nuggets!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldSausage View Post
    "Honk if you've seen my Blue Chip anywhere"
    This one gets my vote.

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    *picture of Bill Monroe's damaged headstock*

    "If I Gouge Out the License Plate and Dent the Bumper,
    Will People Start Mimicking My Driving Habits?"

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