OT: Questions for PDML members from the UK

Daniel J. Matyola danmatyola at gmail.com
Mon Sep 7 17:30:52 EDT 2020


That is most interesting, Paul.

Dan Matyola
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On Mon, Sep 7, 2020 at 4:34 PM Paul Sorenson <pentax1941 at gmail.com> wrote:

> The Cornish also migrated to the lead mining region of Southwest
> Wisconsin.  When first arriving, and before they could build homes, they
> lived in caves dug into the hillsides to shelter from the weather.
> Non-miners called them badgers and it was from this and their mining
> activities that Wisconsin is nicknamed "The Badger State".
>
> -p
>
> On 9/7/2020 10:07 AM, Stanley Halpin wrote:
> > So, I am NOT from the UK but I can offer some responses.
> >
> >> On Sep 7, 2020, at 10:06 AM, Daniel J. Matyola <danmatyola at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >>
> >> These are serious questions, not meant to be political, solely to
> satisfy
> >> my own curiosity:
> >>
> >> 1.  What the heck is Cornwall?  Is it just a region of England, or are
> the
> >> Cornish a separate ethnic group, like, for example, the Welsh?
> > The Cornish are a Celtic group which were conquered and gradually
> assimilated into the hodgepodge England.
> > NOT JUST a region, but the most important region of present-day England.
> (So says he whose father-in-law was born in Cornwall. Others may well
> disagree with this assessment.)
> > The Cornish language has all but disappeared but elements of the culture
> linger on. From more recent history, the tin mines in the area provided not
> only tin but also Cornishmen who immigrated to Michigan's Upper Peninsula
> and took on mining jobs there. Bringing with them the Cornish Pasty, one of
> the most important culinary advances in the modern era. (So says he whose
> wife learned how to make pasties from her Cornish grandmother.) I do
> acknowledge some passing resemblance to Italian Calzones and their
> descendent, the Argentine empanadas, but pasties are really something else.
> >
> > As far as Brexit is concerned, from my reading of today’s news from the
> UK, it seems Boris is setting up to abrogate the Northern Irish
> understanding, thereby almost inevitably leading to a No Deal exit. Like
> other politicians in ancient and recent and current history, he has figured
> that creating chaos in one realm is effective in distracting attention from
> other stuff going on, like pandemics and such.
> >
> > stan
> >
> >> 2.  Whatever happened to Brexit?  Has it just faded into insignificance
> >> because of the pandemic, or will the government sit down and really try
> to
> >> work something out with the Germans and the French?
> >>
> >> Dan Matyola
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