Many things

From: Tom Jennings <>
Date: Fri Jan 28 14:50:28 2005

On Fri, 28 Jan 2005, Zane H. Healy wrote:

> Define "non-Classic",

OK, I will:

         Classic: "What I grew up using."

Use of the word "classic" in almost any context except the ironic
is a flag, I think, it desires breadth but is necessarily of
narrow scope.

I prefer the more honest "old". They *are* old, that term being
relative enough as it is, but at least from context somewhat
discernable (old pottery means 3, 4 or 5 digit ages; old food
means minutes to hours).

Same "classic" business applies to car nuts, or maybe they made it
up in the first place; automobile fandom is compartmentalized to
such an extreme as to make us look like one-world-one-computer.

"Classic", like sausage, is unpleasant to contemplate too closely.

Tom Jennings <>
Received on Fri Jan 28 2005 - 14:50:28 GMT

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