On Fri, 23 Feb 1996, Trena McCraine wrote:
> >And, do the people on this list agree with the idea that a culture's
> >highest level of expression is it's language? And without the culture's
> >language the true culture ceases to exist? What of the other forms of
> >expression that a culture might make?
> >Tom Mungall
> Personally, I think a culture's highest level of expression is its
> music. Language can shape music and a culture can express many things
> about itself through music that can be more easily grasped by other
> Danny McCraine
Language, music -- both are very expressive of a culture, but I would
also have to put in a vote for food. A peoples' food speaks volumes
about their tastes (no pun intended), their manners, etc. Try to think
of the Chinese without thinking of chop-sticks and rice. Or the Mexicans
without chiles and tortillas. Or the Scottish without Haggis.
...or the Americans without McDonalds? It fits.