Wednesday, March 26, 2008
How did we know how big things were before Manhattan was “discovered”?
Or Rhode Island or Connecticut were mapped?
It seems there's a meme among the (largely New York centric) news media that everybody instinctively knows from memory what those phrases mean.
Did some ancient Scot ever describe a golf ball as “about the size of those hail stones that fell just after the equinox”?
Just wonderin’ …