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From: Renia <>
Subject: Re: Overall Reliability Of Medieval Lineages
Date: Sat, 12 Jan 2002 19:01:21 +0000 (UTC)
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"D. Spencer Hines" wrote:
> "The impression one gets is that all or most American families can trace
> back to royal ancestors..."
> That is a VERY foolish "impression".
> No one here who knows what he or she is talking about has said anything
> of the sort.
It's the impression you constantly give, for one.
> Just because many here on SGM can trace their ancestry back to Royalty
> does not by any means indicate that "all or most American families can
> trace back to royal ancestors." Why would any intelligent, observant
> person ever think something so absurd?
Mind you, it strikes me, that the people here, on this newsgroup, are here
precisely because they have medieval and/or royal or aristocratic ancestors.
There are doubtless far more people in America (and England) who are not on
this newsgroup, for the precise reason that they haven't got that far back.
So, tell us all about your royal ancestors. Well, we know about your
ancestors, but how do you make the link?
> Secondly, where on earth do people come up with these dumb as dishwater
> "impressions" ---- that are then paraded as straw men?
The phrase is dull as dishwater.
> Deus Vult.
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