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"We can't allow things that are inaccurate to stand." — The Word of Our Dan, February 19, 2008.

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Distinction

Someone is a little hazy on the whole concept of "distinctive":
Rescues at Sea (and the heroism associated with such events) - Distinctive Cultural Tradition or Practice (3 designates)

Apparently, in other coastal regions of the world, from Devon to Demerara to Van Diemen's Land, they just let the poor souls drown.

There are plenty of good reasons to historically commemorate Ann Harvey, William Jackman and the Truxton and Pollux rescues. Whole boatloads of good reasons. But rescues at sea and heroism are hardly a distinctive cultural tradition or practice to Newfoundland and Labrador, nor, for that matter, to any place else.

3 Comments:

At 8:18 PM, October 05, 2010 , Blogger Peter said...

Yes, but we rescue people while drinking Screech and dancing a jig. Very distinctive.

 
At 9:36 PM, October 05, 2010 , Blogger Edward Hollett said...

roflmao. Nice one Peter.

 
At 9:47 PM, October 05, 2010 , Blogger Mark said...

In most places, in order to rescue someone at sea you must be strong and determined. In Dannystan you have to be Proud. Strong. Determined.

There's a difference, Wally. We're prouder at it.

 

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