Subject: Re: On comparing apples and oranges (was: Q: on hashes and counting)
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 27 Oct 2000 15:07:03 +0000
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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* Tim Bradshaw <>
| In the UK, English usage is very entangled with class.

  Entangled, yes.  "Very" I would reserve for France or Germany.  As
  everywhere, if you can see it with the naked eye, it is pretty mild.
  The really gross and uncurable situations are hid deeply within the
  population's psyche and does not show up, is not discussed, and will
  never change unless an all-out war breaks out over it.  Look at the
  Balkans.  People have lived in a different country for 10,000 years
  or thereabouts, but they still cling to their "home land" language,
  and are willing to go to war over how they spell a common syllable
  in their family name.  F*cking morons.

  However, I do consider England fairly backward when it comes to
  grappling with their class disease compared to most other English-
  speaking countries (such as India).

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