CHAT: Yorkshire/Texas (was: dl)
|From:||John Cowan <cowan@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, April 21, 2001, 17:04|
Raymond Brown scripsit:
> PS - Yorkshire? The late Prime Minister Harold Wilson is reported to have
> said on a visit to the US something like: "Yorkshire is to Britain what
> Texas is to the USA."
Umm, might that not merely refer to its size? It is the largest of the
traditional counties, I believe; though Texas is no longer the largest state
(since the accession of Alaska in 1958), it still thinks of itself as such.
John Cowan firstname.lastname@example.org
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