|Subject:||My Fair Lady -- Henry Higgins|
|Posted by:||Hen Hanna (henhan…@gmail.com)|
|Date:||Tue, 4 Jul 2017|
On Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 4:50:27 AM UTC-7, Arindam Banerjee wrote:
> Just saw the production today at the Regent with the missus.
> It was splendid.
> Why is it that the Prof. Higgins type is absolutely and completely extinct
> Fictional scientists of our time are such incompetent and unmanly cry babies.
> Arindam Banerjee
we no longer think of (historical) linguists and
philologists as "scientists".
On Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 7:31:37 AM UTC-7, Don Phillipson wrote:
> Deference has changed: people with low levels of X no longer defer
> voluntarily to people with high levels of X (whether X is scientific
> knowledge, or money in the bank, or anything else variable and
> available as an indicator of social rank.)
> The only domains possibly exempt from this rule are domestic
> plumbing and expertise in computer applications. These retain
> the cachet and personal relevance formerly reserved to religion.
> Don Phillipson > Carlsbad Springs > (Ottawa, Canada)
In the USA, scary looking Macho-men always get
respect, too. HH