re [Powderworks] PG will play song of the rivers in parliament
Fri, 03 Jan 2003 07:47:39 +0000
Thanks for letting us know. To us Swedes, Rhode Island is just some pink
sauce which you pour over sallad and hamburgers and which is responsible for
the obesitas-epidemy that is overtaking our country while we watch people
starve to death on television...
>For those not of US origin, Rhode Island is the smallest state in the US.
>At only 1,212 square miles (3150 square km) it is frequently used as a unit
>of measure when one wants to emphasize how large something is since it is,
>after all, the size of a whole US state! For instance, one single forest
>fire in my native Oregon last summer burned an area nearly two-thirds that
>of Rhode Island (never mind that at least three Oregon counties are at
>least the size of Massachusetts ...).
>This makes for sensational press on the eastern seaboard where states are
>small, population is high, and many people live entirely indoor lives
>and/or rarely leave the neighborhood of their birth. My mother in law,
>Boston born and bred, will call me up and say things like "be very careful
>when you go out there and visit your parents ... I hear that fire in
>Ary-gone is almost the size of Rhode Island!" - never mind that it is 400km
>from anywhere I planned to be.
>At 08:48 PM 1/2/03 +1030, Anna Offler wrote:
>>Dont know about Rhode island but 1 MCG is probably about 1 and a half
>>Yankee standiums. A large sporting arena indeed! It is to most Australians
>>as Wembley is/was to England or Yankee Stadium to the US, Sydney excepted
>>as they play that game where men with no necks and brains jump on each
>>The main standium for the 1954 Olympics.
>>A place where Pete's beloved Bombers play( sorry Pete being from Sth Aus
>>we are one eyed Crows fans and may the Crows be playing there next
>>Lew and Anna
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