jsburbidge

jsburbidge

  • Commented on Schadenfreude
    The basic definition of a corporation in English law is that it is an organization with a legal personailty -- i.e. it can be sued, be a party to contracts, etc. as an entity. (A partnership, by contrast, is not...
  • Commented on Baboon Fart Odyssey
    There seems to be s widespread belief that once a good book is on the market its quality will speak for itself with resulting sales. The problem with that is that there's a long history of very good books on...
  • Commented on Catching a Blighty
    I note the correction to the phrasing. In Canada, the monies go to the Royal Canadian Legion (which is the veterans' association) with the same aims. Although poppies are sold (well, "offered with the expectation of a donation") at some...
  • Commented on Catching a Blighty
    Every Canadian town, pretty well, has a cenotaph for WWI. In Toronto, where I live, there are plaques not only in the churches, but in the banks and larger department stores which were around then. English Canada lost about the...
  • Commented on Commercial interlude
    The phrasing there was very deliberate, and nothing is missing. However, I did wonder whether Bob, given his background, would have been likely to know Marlowe: "Why this is hell, nor am I out of it. Think'st thou that I,...
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