Forebears (was: Whiteness?)
|From:||Raymond Brown <ray.brown@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, September 6, 2000, 5:59|
At 6:01 pm -0700 5/9/00, SMITH,MARCUS ANTHONY wrote:
>On Tue, 5 Sep 2000, John Cowan wrote:
>> *sniff* And me descended from kings. Why I associate with all you riffraff
>> is beyond me.
>Well, no kings in my background, but plenty of others from the English
Ach - and me a republican (most definitely with *lower case* r- ) and
democrat. What am I doing hob-nobbing with all these royalty & aristos?
AFAIK all my forebears were commoners (maybe it's as well that I can't
trace them back back more than about three generations!)
A mind which thinks at its own expense
will always interfere with language.
[J.G. Hamann 1760]