Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/04/08

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Subject: Re: [Leica] parochialism WAS mildly unbelievable, oops sorry OT on paperclips & memory
From: Johnny Deadman <>
Date: Sun, 08 Apr 2001 08:19:03 -0400

on 4/7/01 9:52 PM, henry at wrote:

> Whadya mean "we demand pictures" ?
> Whitwell is about 130 miles east of where I live. Its about 30 miles west
> of Chattanooga. I drive near it fairly often when I am on my way to kayak
> the rivers in that area.

Sorry, Henry, made that mistake of thinking if it's in your state it's in
your neck of the woods. That's like someone thinking I could pop out of the
door and get some snaps from Moose Factory.

North Americans do the same thing with us Brits, sometimes with surprising
consequences. About a month ago I was sitting on a ski lift with my
snowboard and this teenager next to me hears my accent and says 'are you
from Britain'. 

So when she hears I am, she says 'Do you know Bruce Fogel'? And I am just
about to explain in as patronising a way as I can that Britain has a
population twice that of Canada and does she really think out of fifty
million people it's very likely that -- and then I realise...

... yes, I DO know Bruce Fogel. And it's the same Bruce Fogel.

- -- 
John Brownlow