[Ads-l] "man" avoidance

Robin Hamilton robin.hamilton3 at VIRGINMEDIA.COM
Mon Sep 26 03:59:57 EDT 2016


... to add to the [current] confusion, you'all still stick to letter and folio
sizes [as in England in 1700], while the rest of the world has sensibly moved on
to the A0-A6 fold-it-in-half-and-it's-exactly-half-size version of paper.

Not to speak of the old style/new style dating that's an issue at this point in
time, around 1700 ...  Fortunately, the Norris murder happened during the summer
months.

Back to the Norris Murder.  It's like watching a slow-motion train-wreck -- it's
perfectly bloody obvious that the Dutch innkeeper and his wife were innocent,
and it's equally obvious, even without the benefit of
three-hundred-years-later-we-know-the-end-already hindsight, that they're going
to swing.

What is *really* unnerving is watching the Establishment Machine swing into
action to revise the narrative and ensure their conviction.  I used to admire
Elizabeth Mallet, who was a fairly feisty lady, and still do admire her deceased
husband David, but jeezus, in this case ... Talk about selling out.

All of which is why I screamed with delight when Flourish brought up the issue
of erasure (in its non-Derridan sense).

Justice for the Van Burghs! (even if it *is* 300 years too late)

Robin 

> On 26 September 2016 at 07:49 Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> 
>     On Mon, Sep 26, 2016 at 1:50 AM, Robin Hamilton
> <robin.hamilton3 at virginmedia.com mailto:robin.hamilton3 at virginmedia.com >
> wrote:
> 
>         > >         1 sheet ([2]p.
> > 
> >     > 
>     Apparently, that's not Empire-wide. When I was in grad school in the
> '70's, an Aussie classmate was sneeringly surprised to discover that, here in
> The World, one side of a sheet of paper is regarded as equal to one page, so
> that, e.g. a "25-page paper due over the weekend" consists of a mere 25
> *sides* and not of an actual 25 *pages* and is, therefore, nothing to worry
> about before Sunday night.
> 
> 
>     --
>     -Wilson
>     -----
>     All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
> come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
>     -Mark Twain
> 
> 



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