Verb - To Grindall is to engage in extensive and ellongated conversation with and individual or group of individuals starting every sentance with the words "I" or "When I". The art of Grindalling is to enter a conversation at any randomly chosen juncture, instantly taking over the topic and context of conversation with no regard for those already participating.
The mark of a truly successful Grindall is to prevent all previous dialogue being continued with any purpose, preferably resulting in at least one spontaneous suicide.
Victim 1 "Did you see Ian and the guys working on their contest numbers?"
Victim 2 "Yeah man, they were good, maybe a little slow at times but... "
Grindaller "When I heard The Masters last convention I thought slow, was the new quick! I don't think we're going to attract many youngsters delivering pedestrian victorion parlour ballads. When I was singing professionally I spent 2 years trying to convince.......................(Rope over beam time, you've been Grindalled!)
Male voice part higher than the bass and lower than the tenor. For many years thought to derive from "Baron of Tone", that being a good and nobel thing. Later historical investigation concludes that the true derivation is from "Barren of Tone" circa 1937 Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America (That's right, SPEBQSA) notes that those compelled to sing the "Baritone Line" are strangely attracted to do so by the absence of melodic interest and frequent awkward intervals.
1937 Audience member 1 - Did you hear that guy on the end standing next to the bass?
Audience member 2 - Oh yeah, what was that guy trying to do?
Audience member 1 - Maybe he's the baritone?
Audience member 2 - Don't know, but he was certainly barren of tone!