From: Karljürgen Feuerherm (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Jul 29 2003 - 09:00:29 EDT
Well, in either case, the original point falls to bits. Neither of the two
countries match the original descriptor of 'the at-the-time most progressive
nation on Earth'.
Nor does any other. It's simply much too simplistic a statement.
----- Original Message -----
From: "John Cowan" <email@example.com>
To: "Peter Kirk" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, July 28, 2003 9:28 PM
Subject: Re: Yerushala(y)im - or Biblical Hebrew
> Peter Kirk scripsit:
> > 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.
> By what I understand, the U.K. is far more metricated than the U.S.,
> where metrication is pretty much confined to wine and carbonated drinks,
> and the latter only in 1-liter and 2-liter quantities.
> > 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.
> Yeah, you're still using the horseman-with-sword system rather than the
> cart-drover system.
> "[T]he Unicode Standard does not encode John Cowan
> idiosyncratic, personal, novel, or private http://www.ccil.org/~cowan
> use characters, nor does it encode logos
> or graphics." email@example.com
This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.5 : Tue Jul 29 2003 - 09:39:42 EDT