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Re: mailing list vs "the futur"

Dan Purgert wrote:
> (Also wasn't "The War" specifically WWI?)

"The War" is whatever major conflict ended long enough ago for the
children of its veterans to have heard it called "The War" but not long
enough ago for another to have intervened.

It can also refer to whatever war one is presumed by one's interlocutor
to have participated in due to one's age.
John Hasler 
Elmwood, WI USA

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