I came across this pair of sentences, consecutively, in a text I was reading. It struck me that the first might well apply to our own egalitarian culture...
A stranger looking only at attire could not tell which of a group of men is the most important and which is the least.
Much attire serves to protect a person's vulnerable spots from attack by ghosts.
But not the second.
From Grand Valley Dani by Karl Heider.Posted by Ideofact at April 7, 2007 12:45 AM