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From: "William Ansley" <wansley@warwick.net>
Subject: Re: (urth) dual list discussion
Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2001 14:32:04 -0500

Spectacled Bear was kind enough to write:
>At 04:36 2001-12-10, William Ansley wrote:
>>I think we should have one list, or two. <g>
>>I think the Urth and Whorl lists should be combined into a single list, but
I would like to see a second list for discussion of authors of interest to this
group, other than Wolfe. (They could be called the Urth and Earth lists.)
>"Now *that's* clever."  - Wallace, in "The Wrong Trousers".
>Spectacled Bear, who thought of the same lists but would never have come up

>with such a good name.

I should have made it very clear that I make no claim to have come up with the
division of focus of the two discussion lists I describe above. I don't know
who came up with it first, but I have seen the same basic idea raised more than
one and more than twice.

I have to admit that I also think my names are clever, but I now realize they
would be a pain in the neck if we ever had to "talk" about the lists with someone
else. ("Did you mean 'U-erth' or 'E-erth'?")

I think Blattid's suggestion, "Urth" and "Sky", is at least as clever as my
idea, much more appropriate and avoids that pronouciation problem.

William Ansley

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