：2009/04/08（水）20:18:27.21 ID: lkro086xp
1) You've got a lot to think about when you're facing a high-risk operation, not the least important of which is how to choose the right surgeon for the job.
2) New words enter the language every day, and some words cease to be used.
：2009/04/08（水）20:33:17.96 ID: lkro086xp
The traveller used to go about the world to encounter the natives. A function of travel agencies now is to prevent this encounter. They are always devising efficient new ways of insulating the tourist from the travel world. A well-planned tour saves the tourist from negotiating with the natives when he gets there. One reason why tourists nowadays talk so much about and are so irritated by tipping practices is that these are almost their only direct contact with the people. Shopping, like tipping, is one of the few activities remaining for the tourist. It is a chink in that wall of prearrangements which seperates him from the country he visits. No wonder he finds it exciting. When he shops he actually encounters natives, negotiates in their strange language, and discovers their local business etiquette.