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From: John Woodgate
Subject: Re: Cutting corners?
Date: Sat, 28 Dec 2002 07:21:08 +0000
Organization: JMWA Electronics Consultancy
Reply-To: John Woodgate
NNTP-Posting-Date: Sat, 28 Dec 2002 07:26:30 +0000 (UTC)
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I read in sci.electronics.design that Mike Harding
wrote (in ) about 'Cutting corners?', on Sat, 28 Dec 2002:
>Can't agree John (Woodgate). Bowing to another in the UK is
>not a social gesture. It is a mark of subservience
One person's 'subservience' is another's 'respect'.
>and (as far as
>I can remember) only performed towards Royals
You've obviously never been in court (as a spectator, of course).
>- and they
>don't return the gesture. Shaking hands is more the norm but
>I suspect the Queen would be reluctant to do that upon
>introduction. (Although Prince Charles - a man I have much
>respect for) probably would.
Watch more television. You will see the Queen shaking hands often.
Regards, John Woodgate, OOO - Own Opinions Only. http://www.jmwa.demon.co.uk
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