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    Re: Matthew Flinders
    From: Gary LaPook
    Date: 2009 Dec 15, 21:29 -0800

    Is his name pronounced flin -rimes with fin -ders.
    Or, flind-rimes with find-ers?
    On Dec 15, 1:52�pm, bmor...@tactronics.com wrote:
    > Just back from a 5 week stay in Australia, out of contact from just about 
    everything. �The list has been quite busy whilst away, I have hundreds of 
    messages to review.
    > Anyway, while in Melbourne, I noticed a statue of Matthew Flinders at St 
    Pauls Cathedral and the inscription on the base of the statue just reads 
    "NAVIGATOR". �Having never before seen a statue in which the only discription 
    was navigator, I looked him up on wikipedia upon my return to normal life in 
    the USA, meaning today.
    > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthew_Flinders
    > In general, I found the Australian people to be warm and welcoming. �With 
    rare exception they were a friendly lot. �
    > And in an aside, the team I was working with had imperial tools and knew how 
    to manipulate the imperial units. So much for metric purity.
    > Best Regards
    > Brad Morris
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