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Thread #97625 Message #1925800
Posted By: Ruth Archer
03-Jan-07 - 02:28 PM
Thread Name: Who is/ are the EFDSS?
Subject: RE: efdss,what does it mean
I assume from your inclusion of the sentence from the EDS style sheet, Derek, that what you are implying is that indigenous English work still receives priority, but that the folk arts of other cultures are incorporated where possible. Is this what you mean? And is this the implication for EFDSS as well?
Sorry for asking that you be explicit, but that paragraph is actually quite significant and is open to interpretation. I'd be interested in John Adams's take on it.
By the way, Dick, I'm not even a little bit English. I'm an immigrant, too. And, like Comhaltas with you, EFDSS are perfectly nice to me despite my obvious shortcoming of being a Colonial. I suspect this is because we have both embraced enthusiastically the folk cultures of our adopted homes - why shouldn't they think we're lovely?