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A darker side of Columbus emerges in US classrooms
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Michael



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 2:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

*looks down*

these rose petals have seen better days
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CTrees



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 2:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mindslicer wrote:
Michael wrote:
No argument here.
Calling him a Khan of North America just seemed weird since to me "North America" is Canada & the US while columbus mainly sailed around the Caribbean.


Since when is the land from Panama to Mexico a part of the South American continent?


So we're all in agreement then, that Euro-wannabe Greenland can just go bugger itself? Excellent.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 2:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Greenland is the largest island in Europe

but only if you want to win pub quizzes
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 2:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Greenland is the largest island in Europe"

Are you joking?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 2:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ha ha
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 2:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

um

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Dammit Michael I don't know if you're joking or not! ARGHGFARGL
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 2:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He's not, really. It's the largest island not a continent in the world, and it's a possession of Denmark, therefore making it part of Europe.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 3:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd be fine with calling Columbus the Genghis Khan of Hispaniola.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 3:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Everyone knows that Australia is the largest island continent in the world, but very few people know that it's only so large because we have been faking Western Australia for hundreds of years. We just draw it on other people's maps, and no one checks.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 3:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yorick wrote:
He's not, really. It's the largest island not a continent in the world, and it's a possession of Denmark, therefore making it part of Europe.


Politically, yes, but as we were discussing continents, the more pertinent classification is that it is on the continent of North America. I mean, it's like saying (before the late nineties) that Hong Kong was the European city with the most Chinese. It's disingenuous.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 3:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dennis J. Squidbunny wrote:
Everyone knows that Australia is the largest island continent in the world, but very few people know that it's only so large because we have been faking Western Australia for hundreds of years. We just draw it on other people's maps, and no one checks.


We're too scared of the kangaroos.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 3:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Australia is a great place to live.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 3:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How bad is James Cook south of the equator?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 3:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Australia is not a great place to live, because it doesn't exist. It's all made up. I am a tax accountant from Ohio. It's all lies.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 4:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

CTrees wrote:
Yorick wrote:
He's not, really. It's the largest island not a continent in the world, and it's a possession of Denmark, therefore making it part of Europe.


Politically, yes, but as we were discussing continents, the more pertinent classification is that it is on the continent of North America. I mean, it's like saying (before the late nineties) that Hong Kong was the European city with the most Chinese. It's disingenuous.

While not physically accurate, it is politically accurate, and therefore Michael's statement about winning pub bets is true. that's all I was saying. I'm not getting into the continental drift.
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