Re: More revolting natives

2001-05-07 Thread Roger Burton West

On Sun, May 06, 2001 at 08:49:56PM -0500, Mike Jarvis wrote:

A cow-orker of mine had to be told that Spain was in Europe, not South
America.

Cue story about Spanish woman being turned away from the Hispanic
channel at US Immigration.

Roger



Re: Native Code Experts

2001-05-07 Thread Philip Newton

Piers Cawley wrote:
 I haven't laughed so much since Date::MMDDYY...

Which, incidentally, appears to have disappeared from CPAN. At least,
CPAN.pm doesn't know about it any more. And
http://search.cpan.org/search?mode=modulequery=Date%3A%3AMMDDYY also says
No modules found matching Date::MMDDYY. Pity :)

Cheers,
Philip, who was looking forward to v2 of the module, incorporating
london.pm's suggestions
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If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate.



Re: More revolting natives

2001-05-07 Thread Chris Benson

On Sun, May 06, 2001 at 08:49:56PM -0500, Mike Jarvis wrote:
 Saturday, May 05, 2001, 5:33:47 AM, Brad Bowman wrote:
 
 BB An Irish friend once had trouble convincing a Mid-Westerner
 BB that Ireland was a country in Europe not a State near the
 BB Canadian border.
 
 A cow-orker of mine had to be told that Spain was in Europe, not South
 America.

Mmmm,  what if these Yanks are masters of windup ... and think *we* don't 
have a sense of humour?   

:-
-- 
Chris Benson



Re: More revolting natives

2001-05-07 Thread Matthew Robinson



 On Sun, May 06, 2001 at 08:49:56PM -0500, Mike Jarvis wrote:
  Saturday, May 05, 2001, 5:33:47 AM, Brad Bowman wrote:
 
  BB An Irish friend once had trouble convincing a Mid-Westerner
  BB that Ireland was a country in Europe not a State near the
  BB Canadian border.
 
  A cow-orker of mine had to be told that Spain was in Europe, not South
  America.

 Mmmm,  what if these Yanks are masters of windup ... and think *we* don't
 have a sense of humour?

I think you give them too much credit!

Matt





Re: More revolting natives

2001-05-07 Thread David H. Adler

On Mon, May 07, 2001 at 12:08:59PM +0100, Matthew Robinson wrote:
 
 
  On Sun, May 06, 2001 at 08:49:56PM -0500, Mike Jarvis wrote:
   Saturday, May 05, 2001, 5:33:47 AM, Brad Bowman wrote:
 
  Mmmm,  what if these Yanks are masters of windup ... and think *we* don't
  have a sense of humour?
 
 I think you give them too much credit!

It depends on which american it is... If *I* did it, it would be a joke.
Sadly, I have a feeling that most americans that would bother asking
this would be serious.  *sigh*

dave, reminded of Abbie Hoffman's story that french friends of his told
him, after a trip across the states that the most common question they
got asked was what language do you speak in france?

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David H. Adler - [EMAIL PROTECTED] - http://www.panix.com/~dha/
Mysticism has no place in programming.
  - Larry Rosler