What! And nothing else!! Now that would cause a stir! (Reminds me of a
coat-and-tie requirement in the freshman commons dining hall and how a friend
of mind staged a protest. But that's another story).
In the USA, they sell a fake crabmeat which is called Krab. Maybe
ersatz-Celtic practices should just be called "Keltik." <g>
I'm beginning to wonder if all people from identifiable cultures are having the
same wannabee problem. Too bad they cannot copyright the culture and collect
royalties. God knows they could use the money.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: CELTIC-L - The Celtic Culture List.
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of Neil McEwan
> Sent: Monday, December 21, 1998 3:34 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: Greetings from Spirit Tree!!
> I don't claim that it is bad to make up one's own culture, but that it
> is bad to make up one's own culture and then *pass it off as somebody else's
> culture*. If I were to prance around in Lederhosen and a swastika armbrand
> prattling "Jawohl!" and were to claim that this made me an Austrian, you'd
> grasp this distinction fairly quickly. Similarly I honestly don't give a
> tinker's cuss if you want to talk to trees or worship fairies, but don't
> call it Celtic.