Re: not groucho (Re: Apple jobs to Open Source dweebs)

Tim Byars (
Fri, 30 Apr 1999 16:49:39 -0700

At 12:49 PM -0500 4/30/99, "I'm not a real doofus, but I play one at a
national laborator did the job with this:

> It has come to my attention that some English-speaking types use the spelling
> "petty-bourgeois" rather than "petit-bourgeois", as I had thought the term
> spelled.

> The preference for the "petty" spelling seems to me to run the ragged edge of
> suave Eurodisdain, since it looks rather too honestly a slap at tiny-brained
> capitalism. I thought they preferred a veneer of subtlety with their
> demonization of the free.

Dude, thank you for that. I couldn't quite come to grips with L. being
a Richard Petty fan. I almost had a stroke thinking so hard about what
a white trash Nascar socialist would be like. The only thing I could
come up with, is it would be a step up from being British.



And if you don't like it, I got two words for you...


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