am 26.9.2002 22:53 Uhr schrieb Peter Montgomery unter
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> The thought occurs that English Canada has something close
> to a classless society, much to the chagrin of the richer folk
> who depend on class for their identity, and who frequently
> move to the States for that reason. That classlessness, I surmise,
> accounts for the bland mediocrity of our culture -- the inevitable
> result of a true democracy.
> French (Quebec)Canada does have classes, based on politics
> and as defined by a premier of that province in a post-referendum
> speech. There are the Quebecois, the Federalists and the ethnics.
> Economic status is irrelevant to their class system. Quebec culture
> is mostly Parisian translations of US culture.
> Cheers,
> Peter.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Temur Kobakhidze [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Thursday, September 26, 2002 8:33 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: Reply to Kate
> Dear Jennifer,
> Putting it in the American way: you are positively, definitely, and
> abso---lootely right! :-)
> Thanks
> TK
> On Sep 26 2002, Jennifer Formichelli wrote:
>> Dear Kate,
>> You write: "And everyone waits in line. He probably became a British
>> citizen because the class system in Britain lasted longer and had more
>> influence than in America."
>> Let me correct you. First of all, no one in Britain 'waits in line'.
>> They queue up.
>> Secondly, the fact that the class system lasted longer in Britain is
>> simply not true. (nor do you, as usual, produce any facts to substantiate
>> your, as usual, widely unacceptable conclusions). The British class
>> system is also a much different thing than the American one. I am not
>> aware that either is deceased. And I rather think there was more to
>> Eliot's decision to take British nationality.
>> Jennifer

...and this is a reply to a Canadian!

to the benefit of those poor souls unable to open a jpeg -file (no Mac-users
am ong 'em):

It's a cartoon from The New Yorker, depicting a man and a woman in a
restaurant, with the caption:

"You seem familiar, yet somehow strange -- are you by any chance Canadian?"