Re: Starship Troopers

Michael M. Butler (butler@comp*
Thu, 25 Sep 1997 04:17:59 -0700

I might argue that this was just more of Johnny's H&MP teacher giving him
"attitude". Or possibly it was part of an earlier H&MP homework assignment,
or he'd used the phrase in class and explained. :) But also...

I bet more people in the Philippines know all the verses, per capita, than
do in the US proper. Ditto for Puerto Rico, Guam, the Marshall Islands... etc.

Funny thing...

At 01:20 PM 9/25/97 +0000, you wrote:
>At 06:46 PM 9/24/97 -0700, MMB wrote:
>>Well, "between his loved home and the war's desolation" is obvious...
>>It's in The Star-Spangled Banner, second verse (what, you don't know all
>>the verses? For shame!
>Right, and of course every Filipino kid knows those words (especially if
>he's been living in Buenos Aires).
>Damien Broderick
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