Re: mind

From: Steve Drew (
Date: Mon Feb 25 2002 - 23:01:49 GMT

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    > Date: Sun, 24 Feb 2002 15:07:48 -0500
    > From: "Wade T.Smith" <>
    > Subject: Re: mind
    > On Sunday, February 24, 2002, at 02:05 , Steve Drew wrote:
    >> But from the point of
    >> view of the group nothing different has occurred.
    > Ah, but from the point of view of the group something _has_ occurred-
    > someone has joined them.
    > But I only wish the whole were so simple.
    > How, why, when....
    > I was taught, by my anglophile father, to eat in what is known to
    > usanians as the european manner- keeping the fork in the left hand to
    > transfer the cut food to the mouth. My mother ate in the 'american'
    > fashion. At the time, it was economy of motion that swayed me, not
    > anything to do with manners or propriety, and today, I don't know if
    > such mannerisms are even taught at all. I do know that both my daughters
    > have adopted the 'european' manner, although I never had an
    > instructional session of any type with them.
    > When I had a galfriend from another continent, she remarked at how I did
    > not eat like an american, and wondered if I'd been raised outside the
    > country. I told her my story.
    > And then there are chopsticks....
    > - - Wade

    I suppose, though i was really referring to their behaviours and the
    perspective of the group. As i noted earlier, the performers intentions are
    irrelevant to the observer.

    I eat both ways. Pork steak UK version. Stir fry US version. Pass on the


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