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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 >aristocracy.
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!) Ray. ========================================= A mind which thinks at its own expense will always interfere with language. [J.G. Hamann 1760] =========================================