On Tuesday 01 June 2004 16:42, Bob Davis wrote: > Reminds me of a beautiful, sunny December day by the > Spanish Steps in Rome, watching girls in the unseasonably > warm weather, the sonorous tone of the Ferrari taking its > last run of the year before being put up for winter, > mulling over which bar to get the next espresso in.... > and suddenly hearing some gavone yell, "Anybody here from > New Yawk City?" at the top of his lungs in the middle of > the crowd. > > <shudder...> Bob will be aware that Edinburgh has a particularly effective ID mechanism for 'them'. We call it tartan. Anyone walking up Princes Street in a tartan hat or trousers is... well, let's just say they're easily identifiable, to make it simpler to greet them warmly. jh [Who's way less US-phobic than his SO, another thechatter from these parts who hails from NYC herself].