OT: Small Island (was Re: Vienne and others)

Ian W. Riddell iwriddell at charter.net
Wed Jun 11 13:20:08 EDT 2003

>Jon Noble wrote:
>>--- minnow at belfry.org.uk wrote:
>>>  I always knew that Britain had History but no
>>>  Geography, America had Geography but no History, but
>>>  I
>>>  hadn't remembered that Australia ought to be put in
>>>  the
>>>  American camp on that.  :-)
>>Actually much of Australia has no geography either -
>>it's just nothing in all directions. The Darling River
>>at Menindee (where we used to go for a swim) is 2000km
>>from its ocean outlet but only 80 metres above sea
>>level. As a result it can take flood waters months to
>>reach the place (which may well be still in drought)
>>and months to flow on.
>So your view would be that America has Geography and
>Britain has History and Australia has a Sense Of
>Humour?  :-)

So . . .where does that leave Canada and New Zealand?

Fairy tales are not true--fairy tales are important, and they are not 
true, they are more than true. Not because they tell us that dragons 
exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be defeated.
G.K. Chesterton

Ian W. Riddell
iwriddell at charter.net
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