Sitting Room

Thursday, October 26, 2006

The Ç versus SS clash II

The “Ç” versus “SS” debate was the only thing that literally made city people take to the streets. And this city has had reasons enough to take to the streets before. One thing made very clear was the divide, the rift the discussion provoked. People for the SS writing were normally hotel owners, travel agents. Shop owners and businessmen called the “right”. People on the Ç side were students, from kindergarten who already knew how pretty Ç was to students – from high school to graduate – also the poor, the destitute and everybody else. I suggested we created a flag. A white flag with a a huge red “Ç”. Something like the Canadian flag without the maple leaf. Well the SS, caviar-eating group lost.

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