Southerners (jara: Second report on Koni')
|From:||Jan van Steenbergen <ijzeren_jan@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, March 27, 2003, 15:15|
--- Christophe skrzypszy:
> > Of course, needless to say that I favour the noble Northern
> > (=standard) pronunciation over those barbarian rural Southern
> > dialects. ;)))))
> Don't listen to him. The barbarian Northerners are just jealous because the
> South has Philips (the peak of our current civilisation if there is one ;)))
> and they don't :)) (well, they have a few things from Philips, but that's
> only because the South has generously decided to civilise those
> Northerners ;)))).
Don't believe him, folks! I know this is exactly what we make them believe in
order to keep them quiet and happy, but let me share a little secret with you.
We gave them Philips with only one purpose: to keep them occupied and to
prevent their disorganized, barbarian hordes from raiding our cities. I still
remember the day when members of a Southern tribe actually saw a lightbulb for
the first time. They immediately fell down in admiration, because at first they
thought it was some kind of divine being. But after we explained the principle
behind it (which took us quite some time of course, but the investment was
definitely worth the cause ;))) ), they finally started to play with them.
Eventually they changed their sheep skins for overalls, and until today, they
build those lightbulbs with great enjoyment, for their own good and our profit.
"Originality is the art of concealing your source." - Franklin P. Jones
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