Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius
adamantius1 at verizon.net
Fri Oct 26 11:03:15 PDT 2007
On Oct 26, 2007, at 1:46 PM, Susan Fox wrote:
>> Kiri (I know...who ever heard of a freckle-faced Japanese, right??)
>> I once had a college professor, name of Lonigan, who used to swear
>> O'Hara clan had been banished in days of old to The Island Off The
>> Edge Of The World, and off they went, fair and square, but
>> unfortunately they failed to make sure they all had the same maps,
>> come to an agreement on _which_ Island Off The Edge Of The World...
> Behold the power of punctuation! O'Hara does not equal Ohara.
Behold the power of pinyin/phoneticization and application of the
Roman alphabet. Who's to say what does or does not equal something in
its original form?
> On the other hand... now I want to go compare foodways of the Gael and
> Nippon and I jolly well haven't got time for it right now.
Lots of quickly boiling stuff in sea water, seaweed as a vegetable,
not much heavy dependence on the traditional spice trade, wheat not a
no, no similarities there...
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