Re: [OT Why GB English is different] Re: Mozilla firefox en-gb
On Sat, Jun 05, 2004 at 07:28:40AM -0500, John Hasler wrote:
> William Ballard writes:
> > Lincoln is half of the way back to when America was part of Britain.
> > More than half. 1776+(87*2) = 1950.
> By 1776 the culture of the colonies had diverged substantially from that of
> Britain. Otherwise there would have been no revolution.
Yes, by 1776, but not 1760. A lot of the "star guys" started out like
Gorbachev's, fiercly patriotic Brits who were trying to save Britain's
empire from pigheaded decisions.
The original petitions were all made in this spirit.
Only when the pigheads told them to go take a flying leap did they give
up on the Empire.