gah! I hate the new string syntax

Robin Becker robin at
Thu Mar 8 19:17:23 CET 2001

In article <mailman.984063199.18779.python-list at>, D-Man
<dsh8290 at> writes
>On Thu, Mar 08, 2001 at 06:51:07PM +1300, Paul Foley wrote:
>| On Wed, 7 Mar 2001 15:33:30 -0500, D-Man  wrote:
>| > What about one who is both English and Scots, yet never set foot on
>| > that island ;-)?
>| AFAIK, nobody outside the US would admit the existence of such a
>| thing.  The American habit of calling themselves "Irish" or "Italian"
>| or whatever when they're not is *very* strange.  I've never heard
>| anything like it anywhere else.
>Heh.  Maybe Americans are very odd.  Wouldn't surprise me at all.  ;-)
>I was born in America and have lived in America all my life.  I do
>have English, Scots, Irish and Welsh ancestry though.  One could argue
>that I am not really American since none of my ancestors came from
>America.  "Real" Americans would be the so-called "Indians", or more
>appropriately "Native Americans".  (Also Aztecs, Inca, etc., and their
>descendants such as the Quiche)
wow you're lucky; when I was a lad there was Professor Hoyle who said we
probably didn't even evolve on Earth. Latest observations seem to
support his contention that the vast majority of biological like
molecules are in outer space. If true we're all immigrants :)
Robin Becker

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