At 08:52 AM 2/16/99 +0000, Sharon Evans wrote:
>I'd got the 'symbolic of what?' message from Danielle off-list and replied
to >it off-list, but I said to her it was probably symbolic of years of
English >squishing of the Welsh and Scots (to put it crudely). Or just a
tradition >handed down whose meaning was lost for the present royals
(though of course >they could easily be reminded of it by any Welsh or
Scotish person. (Alright, >that wasn't my exact wording in my reply to her
but that was the gist of it.)
But consider -- do you think the Queen could get away with reviving a
symbolic title like "Empress of India"?
>I may be English but I'm not that thick.
You're not thick at all, only wrong sometimes like the rest of us (me
excluded of course).