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Re: CHAT: Smokes was Re: CHAT: postcodes

From:Stephen Mulraney <ataltanie@...>
Date:Wednesday, September 25, 2002, 1:24
On Tue, 24 Sep 2002 11:50:52 -0400
Roger Mills <romilly@...> wrote:

> At a party recently, there was a hard-core of 5 smokers (out of 40 or so > people); it was outdoors, so no-one really complained. With the onset of
> I suspect a poll ought be differentiate between Americans and Europeans; > it's my impression that you-all haven't become quite as publicly paranoid > about the matter as we have.
I think so too: you say about the party that "it was outdoors, so no-one *really* complained" (emph. mine). To me the idea of complaining about smoking while outdoors is unthinkable, unless the smoke is blowing into your face, in which case you would move or ask the smoker to move; but I can't imagine it ever being anyone else's business who smokes outdoors. Indoors is a different matter obviously. s. -- Of smale houndes hadde she that she fedde With rosted flessh, or milk and wastrel-breed. But soore wepte she if oon of hem were deed, Or if men smoot it with a yerde smerte. -- Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales, General Prologue 146-149.


Padraic Brown <elemtilas@...>