Was it in a scintillating Rod and Staff music lesson?  Or a CLE book?  Or Finale documentation?  Somewhere or the other I learned a bit about quavers and semi-quavers, but dutifully forgot those terms.

Now it’s haunting me.

Jennifer and I sing in UCD’s Philharmonic Choir, and the conductor constantly talks about this quaver, that crotchet, or those minims.  So I googled the terms (that’s pretty much the way we find out a lot of things here), and yes, now I know what they mean.  But why does North America have different terminology for this?

BTW, the Philharmonic Choir link (above) includes our concert date.  That’s supposed to be a pretty obvious hint.