I don't intend to enter this OT discussion, but at this point it
became intriguing to me. As
>> adam beecher wrote:
> > People don't attack drinking in the same way, even though alcohol is a far
> > worse drug than nicotine. Smokers don't abuse people verbally, or talk rubbish
> > (because of the drink), or beat up their wives and families.
I mentioned the same when visited Ireland (Dublin, UCD)
in '95. I hadn't much non-academic contacts, but in the
academic environment the phenomenon was obvious. This
was suprising also to some other people from abroad, e.g.
from Italy... Probably, some kind of south/north diversity
of perception? 8)
Petko S. Alov
palov at bio.bas.bg
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