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    Re: Drawing the Line - Edwin Danson
    From: Cliff Sojourner
    Date: 2004 Mar 25, 12:01 -0800

    perhaps we should mention for our international collegues the
    most lasting effect of the Mason-Dixon survey, which is the Mason-Dixon
    Line.
    
    If you order the American concoction Iced Tea north of the Line,
    it will come without sugar.  If you order south of the Line, it
    will come with vastly too much sugar!
    
    
    >
    > Could also be that Lewis & Clark were Americans. Mason & Dixon were a couple
    > of hired guns from England, brought in because there was no domestic talent
    > capable of running that survey.
    >
    > That would make M&D doubly unpopular in the history clases. Unpopular
    > because it shows there were no skilled surveyors in the US at that point,
    > and unpopular again because they were hired from the "opressor", i.e.
    > England, so they could not have been celebrated during the early years of
    > the new nation.
    >
    
    
    

       
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