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by sgcltd
Fri Sep 14, 2007 7:32 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: person of Chinese descent
Replies: 105
Views: 25373

person of Chinese descent

In answer to Meirav about being called a Jew as against being referred to 'as a Jewish preson' etc. It's obvious, the latter statements make reference to the person and then associates a descriptive element or characteristic. The former singles you out as a single marked entity of being a Jew, nothi...
by sgcltd
Fri Sep 14, 2007 7:00 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: @
Replies: 36
Views: 11814

@

Hi first foray into this particular world. FYI the use of @ in the internet world came from a document wrote by one of the original hippy geeks, Jonathon Postel, in a document describing how we may use mail over a network. http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc0821.txt Great guy, great intelligence, big beard ...