[LMB] TSK - Echoes

Marc Wilson marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk
Mon Jul 22 22:12:08 BST 2019


On Mon, 22 Jul 2019 13:34:05 -0500, Eric Oppen <ravenclaweric at gmail.com>
wrote:

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>Most of the sneering at factories was by people who were too rich to have
>any idea of what life was like for the real poor.  They would rhapsodize
>about how much better life was in the country.  Which it was, _if you owned
>land!_  Tenants, OTOH, were at the mercy of their landlords, and life in
>those quaint, picturesque country cottages was often pretty hellish.

There was danger in the factories, of course.  But there were plenty of
interesting ways to be killed or maimed on a farm, too (and there still
are: it's one of the occupations with the highest risk of being
mangled).
--
Fundamentalist (n.):  Portmanteau word formed from "fundament" and
"mentalist", i.e. one with his head up his arse.


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