Posted by Eeyore on October 19, 2007, 7:47 pm
Morris Dovey wrote:
A gun is far easier to kill with than a knife *and* is more remote, making it
easier (less involving). I believe the issue has been studied in some depth but
I don't have a cite handy.
Posted by Erdemal on October 19, 2007, 9:39 pm
You both - we all- are filled with the 'culture' of your
country, this is always amusing to see it.
Did you choose it ? Or was it 'written' on your mind by some
"Moby-Dick' or 'David Copperfield' ?
America built itself as an antithesis of England/Europe ...
America is huge and diverse : Boston, Little Rock,
Salt Lake City and San Francisco are rather different.
About gun ! If my home was built in the middle of a 9 acres
land in Texas -as that uncle in another topic here :)- I'd have
lot of weappons, dogs, guards, alarms, ... and even wouldn't
Posted by Steve Firth on October 19, 2007, 10:16 pm
Heck yes, the pickle on the McDonalds in San Francisco is 0.1 pH more
acidic than that in New York. And the beer in Nome is slightly less
tasteless than that served in St Louis.
Well worth travelling the huge distances to appreciate the diversity.
Posted by Eeyore on October 20, 2007, 3:47 am
I haven't read either actually. I find Dickens' work very stodgy in fact and a
complete turn off. I wouldn't advise you to form an impression of the UK based
work for sure.
Posted by The Natural Philosopher on October 20, 2007, 11:19 am
I thought Moby Dick was written by an American anyway.