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Roger Mills wrote:

> I had a good friend in Army days-- a very bright and wacky Jewish guy from
> Brooklyn.  Part of his job was to interview new arrivals on base.  Upon
> hearing another Brooklynite, especially another Jew, he could often pinpoint
> _to the street_ what part of the city they came from. He'd come up with
> things like "Hey, you must be from 65th street; I'm from 62nd..." It was
> amazing. Perhaps your friend's friend had a similar ability/gift, and was
> simply picking up on the fact that you lived in a slightly different area.

There is a professor at the Swedish department here in Gothenburg
who can pinpoint which primary school a person went to.  Scary.

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/BP 8^)
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B.Philip Jonsson -- melroch at melroch dot se

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