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   Re: [xml-dev] CHAT: Bagels and lox

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Lars Marius Garshol scripsit:

> That could be, but since the original joke seemed to imply that the
> word "lox" was only known in the mid-West, and since that area
> (Minnesota especially) is known to have disproportionately many
> Scandiavian immigrants, and the terms were near-identical in
> pronunciation and meaning, it seemed sort of logical.

On the contrary, I think the joke clearly implies that the subject
knows neither "bagels" nor "lox", since he does not know which
term applies to which referent.  (He needs a topic map!)
So he must come from the non-lox-eating part of the Midwest.

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