Where "down" is in Old England

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Mon Aug 9 16:34:43 UTC 2010

At 8/9/2010 12:06 PM, Rick Barr wrote:
>Now I see it's a prevalent phenomenon when "up" is regarded as the center,
>but I do recall that when I asked Hebrew speakers in Israel why people went
>"up" to Jerusalem, the explanation was that Jerusalem was perceived as being
>a spiritual high ground. Some of these connotations may have been stirred
>into other "ups."

So we have to reinterpret being sent "down" from one's school, even
back home to London.  Thus London must be the periphery, and one's
College the center and acme of the universe.  A new perspective on
"For God, for country, and for Yale"?


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