Re: Off - Topic

From: Jianpeng Dong (jdong@Stanford.EDU)
Date: Wed Feb 09 2000 - 00:00:26 EET

Most people in Djibouti will think of Djibouti first. That is a laziness
related to being familiar, I guess.


On Tue, 8 Feb 2000, Michael Dougherty wrote:

> This tests your uniqueness about as much as asking someone to quickly tell
> you the first word they can think of which begins with 'aa'. At least in
> the U.S., it demonstrates that we tend to focus on Europe when it comes to
> the geography of 'the rest of the world', and if you're playing by the rules
> (i.e. quickly), Denmark will come to mind faster than Djibouti. (But why
> not more koalas? kookaburras? Australians seem to have the market on the
> letter k.)
> Michael Dougherty
> Advanced Ceramics Research
> (Of course, I got a duck from Greenland. But I think in hexadecimal.
> Doesn't everyone?)
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