Thank you for the profile of Marcia Buck, certainly one of our town's most talented people.
In her interview, she raised the question of the derivation of the term ``English horn.'' Whereas the oboe is straight, the English horn, which originally was curved, now has a curved bocal (crook). The modern appellation probably derives from the French ``cor angle'' (angled horn), which sounded too much like ``cor anglais'' (English horn).
Similarly, early English-speaking mushers of our north country misunderstood the French command ``Marchons'' (``Let's go'') as ``Mush on,'' and so it has been ever since.
John B. d'Armand