OT: Dr Who

Paul Andinach pandinac at ucc.gu.uwa.edu.au
Sat May 28 23:58:01 EDT 2005

On Sat, 28 May 2005, Verity Cinnabar wrote:

> > > There is a very cheesy line in one of the new episodes about
> > > many planets "having a North" which irritated the heck out of me
> > > for its casual ignorance of context and culture (but is probably
> > > a nod to _Our Friends in the North_)
> > Can you expand on that?
> well, ignoring Iain Banks' Orbital structures, Niven's "Integral
> Trees", any planet with stepping disk integration, or built around a
> black hole near the heliopause, and other inherent physical or
> magnetic anomalies (including complete absence of magnetic poles, or
> multiple poles, or monopoles) &c ad nauseam, why would Ecclestone's
> accent not be just as common in a bunch of Souths?

> ... but it only works as a line for yer English-speaking flatlanders.

I feel obliged to say that the missing-the-point-iness of this
response quite took my breath away - and not, lest there be any
confusion whatsoever, in a good way.

I am faintly appalled to discover that a DWJ-lister is capable of
such a thing.

"Hold fast to the one noble thing."

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