[r-t] Start from backstroke - A question from a novice in technical matters

Don Morrison dfm at ringing.org
Sat Mar 24 03:28:10 UTC 2018

On Fri, Mar 23, 2018 at 10:34 PM, Richard Bimson <rbimson79 at hotmail.com>
>  A question has arisen about a new composition from the person
>  currently maintaining the database regarding compositions which are
>  described as starting from backstroke. Why are they so described?

Because the person writing that is being imprecise. It would be better to
say “start at backstroke” rather than “from”.

> However, compositions which start 2 rows into a lead of treble bob
> are described as “Start at backstroke snap”

Again, sloppy wording. Better, Ι think, would be “start from rounds at the
treble’s backstroke snap” or something like that.

Don Morrison <dfm at ringing.org>
“Metaphor is analogous to fiction, because it floats a rival reality.
It is the entire imaginative process in one move.”
             — James Wood, /How Fiction Works/
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