OT: War of 1812

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu May 27 01:51:21 UTC 2010

"Natives getting short shrift in _War of 1812 Bicentennial_!"

Did anyone else besides Geoff Nathan know that Canada *celebrates* the
War of 1812?

In the American-history history books of my school years, only slavery
got less attention. War of 1812: Impressment of sailors on American
ships. The end.

American history: final exam
War of 1812
Q. Define "impressment"

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

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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