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* Mark J. Reed said on 2008-03-05 14:05:23 +0100
> * On 3/5/08, taliesin the storyteller <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > * Sai Emrys said on 2008-03-05 08:59:41 +0100
> > > * On Tue, Mar 4, 2008 at 4:44 AM, Lars Finsen <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > > > It's not the right place to go if you feel for a visit to a cinema,
> > > > restaurant, brothel or other urban facilities /../
> > >
> > > /me blinks
> > 
> > Now, now, you're an USian. That automatically places you, even if you are
> > a card-carrying pinko commie etc. etc. way right of any European. Or so
> > the cliche goes.
>
> Well, yes, the US is amazingly conservative overall. 
> /../ the lumping is still weird.

Ah, you misunderstood the reason for the inclusion of the first part of
the final paragraph:
 
> > Though: the southern and westerly parts of Norway are still the most
> > puritan areas; or as one of my schoolteahers put it: "In that valley
> > here it's all black, no fun and praise the lord, while in the
> > neighboring valley over there it's pass the moonshine and don't vomit on
> > the threesome in the bushes when you leave."

Here I was joking since that Lars F. lives in a valley south and west of
me, he is probably a super-puritan, and then the lumping makes sense.

The final part of the final paragraph was me joking about ppl that
live south (like Lars do): like all southerners, <insert negative
stereotypes here>. This because it could be construed that Lars was
stating that city-people was/is <insert more negative stereotypes here>.

It also served to point to something that'd never work in fiction
(wouldn't be believable), only in real life, and hence useful for
conculturing.

HTH,


t., who hates travlling for hours by bus