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Catching a Crab, Not a Clam

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In our earlier conversation about the term clam, which musicians use to refer to a “missed note” or “musical mistake,” Martha misspoke and said a similar term was used in rowing and sculling. Actually, as many listeners pointed out, that term is catching a crab. Having rowed herself for many years, Martha does know her Ready, row from her Weigh enough, and wrote a piece for The New York Times about the joys of sculling. This is part of a complete episode.

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