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Re: Most of the People!!
there is an exception to the Latin quotation you give.
It should read: There are as many opinions as there are people except for
Scottish people. In this latter case, where 'x' equals the number of people
concerned, for Scots there are x + 4 opinions.
From: Tim Wallace-Murphy <email@example.com>
To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Date: Monday, March 26, 2001 3:18 AM
Subject: Re: Most of the People!!
> The delight of a list such as this one is that it resembles a good
>'buffet lunch' - one can wander through, take interest in what you want or
>need at the time and, without prejudice, leave the rest to others or for
>more studied attention later.
> The potential for good or ill with such a varied list f contributors is
>enormous. Yet, despite differing backgrounds, age and cultural differences
>the list unites a wide variety of people from many nations in productive
>discussion. This very diversity is, of course, the great strength of the
>list which adds to the family links that unite the founders of the list and
>the vast majority, but not all, of the contributors. The diversity of
>backgrounds, humour, open-mindedness and non-prejudicial discussion that
>dominate the majority of debates are a constant source of delight and
>information. Long may it last. However,while most of the people may be an
>easily mis-construed term, it pays me to remember the truth of the old
>tag - quot homines, tot setentiae - there are as many opinions as there are
>people - long may that continue. Differences lead to debate, debate
>research and that's healthy.
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