Subject: Re: Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Encyclopedia From: Erik Naggum <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Mon, 05 Nov 2001 09:50:21 GMT Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <email@example.com> * Kent M Pitman <firstname.lastname@example.org> | It seems to me like whatever the group is, they got a bad rap. Things | were mostly only taken from them and NOT given back. I don't know why | they, of ALL people, would be associated with inappropriate desire to | have things returned. The history of this expression seems to be that Indians (or whatever) did not deal with one-way gifts, only two-way gifts, and so wanted something in return for giving you something. It seems more applicable when I know the story of this expression, however politically incorrect. /// -- Norway is now run by a priest from the fundamentalist Christian People's Party, the fifth largest party representing one eighth of the electorate. -- Carrying a Swiss Army pocket knife in Oslo, Norway, is a criminal offense.