Does your instrument define you?
I know we’ve had discussions before about players of particular instruments behaving in similar ways, but this entry from Dictionary.com raised an eyebrow.
> flout \FLOWT\, transitive verb:
> 1. To treat with contempt and disregard; to show contempt for.
> 2. To mock, to scoff.
> 3. Mockery, scoffing.
> Flout comes from Middle English flouten, "to play the flute."
Unfortunately there’s no explanation of why it comes from that root.
Mind you, it did instantly bring to mind a couple of faces from local sessions. 😉