Here was my issue, briefly : I was told to use "walk around" when calling at glen echo. It also happens that I'm a western square caller and have used "walk around your corner, see saw your taw" for decades.
It has happened on two occasions when I have mixed up square dance calls from one time period into another or from one tradition to another and have confused the dancers a tad and made them think perhaps I'm an idiot.
As far as gypsy is concerned I'd use ANY call as a substitute but not walk around out of fear of saying the wrong thing by habit. Perhaps it's remote that it would happen but I'm going to avoid looking liking an idiot at all costs!
Being given that rule by the organizer made my planning for that dance a nightmare. Do I use dances without gypsies? I mean it really through a wrench into the way I usually plan because to follow their rule and protect myself I'd have to eliminate far too many good dances to keep from using gypsy.
And there are more rules that I have to follow or address that I'd rather not, like leaving a couple out at the top when the music ends.
As far as being sarcastic NO I'm not that kind of person. I simply thought Ron was being a bully so I wanted to know where he stood. There are a number of us out there that associate PC with a threat to our freedoms and I'm not a conservative. Sure I can look up things on the computer and you think I'm being sarcastic because I didn't, but we're different. I hate computers and only use them when I have to. I value clear communication and if you carefully read my email you'll see that's what I was asking for. On several of Ron's emails I see there are a good number of dots that weren't being connected so I wondered what was going on.
As far as my attitude at Glen Echo is concerned you are reading into it. If you want to continue this perhaps just between us is the best way. And here we go, Tom is confused again. Why are you replying for Ron?