Date: Fri, 8 Mar 1996 22:56:00 PST From: Kim & Rima McKinzey Subject: Re: Inter-variety miscommunication >On inter-variety miscommunication: I'll add a weird conversation I had in colonial Williamsberg in 1981 or so. I was watching a silversmith making a bowl or something, and it occurred to me that although one always heard about silversmithing in colonial times (Paul Revere, for goodness sakes), one never heard about silver mines. So I asked if the silver came from England. He said yes. I then asked if it came in ingots. He said, yes, it came from England. I said, yes, but did it come here in ingots. He looked at me as if I were totally dense, and said again, yes, it came from England. I finally said, does it come in blocks of silver or in already made items that are then made into other items. Apparently, if you're interested, the silver came in plates and trays and such and was then remade into whatever was wanted here. Rima