Re: Yerushala(y)im - or Biblical Hebrew

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Mon Jul 28 2003 - 19:05:50 EDT

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    At 15:47 -0700 2003-07-28, Peter Kirk wrote:

    >Well, except two countries, or more than two if you have been
    >following the "damn'd fools" thread. We British resisted Napoleon
    >and we continue to resist his innovations like the metric system,
    >though we are being forced to make a gradual change.

    Thank heavens. :-) Unless you miss non-decimal currency.

    >There are still many things which Napoleon managed to impose and are
    >still uniform all the way from Calais to Vladivostok (because even
    >the Russians accepted his system for a while), even traffic rules
    >(drive on the right, give way to the right), but are different in
    >the UK.

    That doesn't mean it's a good idea that these things aren't standardized.

    Though I like the fused UK and Irish electric socket plugs, which are
    extremely safe....

    Michael Everson * * Everson Typography *  *

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