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#27176 06/18/01 06:04 AM
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Max, you're both right and wrong. "Edinburgh" is the "Town of Edin". It was once called "Dunedin", but it means "Edin under the hill or below" (approximately, I'm no Gaelic expert), but it's not exactly the same thing. "Edin under the hill" transliterated as "Edinburgh of the South" isn't so far away.

And I still haven't learned to drive wrongly on the right. Did I get that right? Or left? Or just wrong?



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#27177 06/18/01 12:10 PM
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Macfarlane's Dictionary (http://www.ceantar.org/Dicts/MF2/ lists:

dn
nm. g.v. din; pl. din, heap, mount, mound, fortress, fortification


which sounds like a pretty good translation of the Sassenach burgh


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#27179 06/21/01 10:58 AM
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On the Sunday we braved the public transport system

You've now done something that probably 99.44% of LA residents have never ever done. Most of them have probably never even thought it was possible.



#27180 06/21/01 01:25 PM
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You've now done something that probably 99.44% of LA residents have never ever done. Most of them have probably never even thought it was possible.

You must be exaggerating, at least a little bit. LA has a fairly extensive public transport system, and it's heavily used. Also we found that people were very friendly and helpful when we got confused about which bus or train to catch. Kudos to LA - I never thought I'd leave it having liked being there!



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Thanks for keeping going with the virtual postcards, CK - it's fun. Happy travelling.


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Yeah CK, these are great. Now we know who has been ghost-writing all of Bryson's travelogues all along!

Rod


#27183 06/21/01 03:21 PM
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In reply to:

Well, it has a McDonalds, but I'm sure that Hell has one of those.


My nomination for quip of the year.

Actually, my idea of Hell is that there is only one place to eat, the (one) McDonalds. [See the chapter in Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man where the retreat leader gives a detailed description of Hell.]


#27184 06/26/01 04:53 AM
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Parts 11 and 12 were uploaded tonight. Sorry for the delay or the uploading, depending on your point of view.

I'm stymied from time to time by the presence or absence of Prodigy local access numbers. Why would Barstow have two while Albuquerque only has one? In fact, all of New Mexico only has one. Woe, woe!



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Prodigy

I'm not surprised there aren't that many numbers. I thought that company already died in the US.


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