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|Subject: Re: Kill Me Now||Date: 11/16/2012 6:05 PM|
|Author: mcbdds||Number: 655584 of 785185|
Natives living in North America were hardly Neanderthals.
When I was in eastern Europe, I got lots of "those mean X people shouldn't have <some part of their country> because it was OURs in 1302." It gets silly after a while. And meaningless.
arrete Sudetenland, anyone?
Some years ago a friend and I were traveling through Powis in Northern Wales. Spent the night in Powis Castle. Had a good dinner, walked to the local pub. Sat next to 2 ancient, edentulous apple headed local hobbits. Bought them drinks, became instant friends. They spent the next hour telling me just how evil, corrupt, immoral, untrustworthy, and prone to sheep buggery the Southern Welsh were. The operative theory was that they were corrupted in the 13th century by the English invasion of Edward 1 and never recovered.
Apparently you could tell a southern from a northern welsh just by the slope of their forehead. The southern welsh had slopped foreheads to help them from bumping their heads in the coal mines. The northern had straight foreheads full of brains and gile to help them escape the dirty, murderous English.
It was quite an education.
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