On Wed, 7 Feb 1996, drew deegan wrote:
> >I believe it was he who said, "We haven't the room in this country for
> >hyphenated Americans" (or very close to it).
> That's why I like Canada's "mosaic" theme, rather then a "melting pot", it
> celebrates the differences more than trying to suppress them. Just MHO
I've heard of the "salad bowl" theme being used now. Probably similar to
the "mosaic" theme. Instead of the melting pot where everyone looses
his/her identity and becomes one, in the salad bowl each "member" keeps
his/her own ethnic identity while complimenting all the rest. In other
words, you can identify the croutons and the olives, but they are best
when taken together (perhaps with some light Italian dressing?)
The only problem I can see is that many of my friends pick out the onions
and peppers, or can't agree upon the dressing. Some don't even like
salads at all, or insist on eating the letucce plain.
(Gee, that made me hungry. 'think I'll go have some Chinese tacos with a
side of haggis and perhaps some borscht)