Sunday, July 07, 2013

Shouldn't things still be this way?

"Tis a notion of mighty great and high respect to have been a New-English man, tis enough to gain a man very much respect, yea, almost any preferment." -- Nathaniel Mather,1651

A "New-English man" meant someone from New England. Well, duh?! Of course being from New England should automatically confer respect and preferment. Are there really people around who doubt this?



1 comment:

  1. Exhibit A: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Town_%282010_film%29

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