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    Re: Sun near zenith sight
    From: Frank Reed
    Date: 2016 Sep 21, 20:56 -0700

    People without shadows are real characters. In fact, they are all ASCII characters. :)

    For proof you may turn to any number of texts on geography and the origins of words. Here are two examples plucked from wiktionary: 

    • Nathan Bailey (1756) An Universal Etymological English Dictionary: “ASCII: ... those people who, at certain times of the year, have no shadow at noon; such are the inhabitants of the torrid zone, because they have the sun twice a year vertical to them.”
    • Samuel Griswold Goodrich (1840) A Pictorial Geography of the World: “All the inhabitants between the tropics must be ASCII twice a year.”

    Frank Reed
    PS: Myself, I cast a shadow, but only in moonlight, and I have no reflection....



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