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- Subject: Re: Lua Workshop 2012
- From: William Ahern <william@...>
- Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2012 14:07:11 -0700
On Wed, Apr 04, 2012 at 02:48:41AM +0400, Alexander Gladysh wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 3, 2012 at 23:54, Wesley Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Besides, it's typical for conferences to rotate continents.
> Oh, well, lets do it in Asia then. I know a venue in Omsk,
> southwestern Siberia, Russia. :-)
>  Surprisingly Asia is a continent in English. Not so in Russian.
Not surprising. There's no agreed upon notion of what constitutes a
"continent". Like "race" it's a psuedo-scientific construct which emerged
long ago. This is a fun video:
What are Russian school children taught? I grew up thinking there were 7
continents, until I met a girl from S. America who claimed there were only
5. (I have no memory how that topic came up.)