--- Robert Whiting <whiting@...
> On Sun, 2 Jul 2006, Francis Deblauwe wrote:
> > Interesting essay, "Vale to Babylon," with as its basic premise
> > that the United States has acted like Neo-Assyria in the Iraq War,
> > that the problems of the cultural matrix of Assyria are duplicated
> > today." It explores this in greater depth than usual, esp. on the
> > ancient side of the comparison. Comments, anyone?
> I lost interest midway through his first paragraph when he claimed
> 'Potomac' was etymologically related to Greek 'potomos', "river", as
That's a universally known folk etymology. Does that mean that whatever
else the guy has to say isn't worth reading?
Peter T. Daniels grammatim@...