Docket No. 2005-22114

Paul Eggert eggert at CS.UCLA.EDU
Tue Jan 24 17:58:29 UTC 2006

Rodrigo Severo <rodrigo.lists at> writes:

> On 1/23/06, Paul Eggert <eggert at> wrote:
>     It is a bit ironic that the US is less efficient than Brazil in fixing
>     obviously-broken regulations like this.
> I'm  sorry but I have to ask: where is the irony in this? I hope the answer
> isn't obvious to people from US and I'm not seeing it just because I'm
> brazilian ;)

I was referring to the common misperception in the US that Brazil has
a bureaucracy that is less efficient than ours.  Please see, for example,
and look for "inefficient government bureaucracy".

(Since you're in Brazil, you know better, which explains why the joke
didn't make sense to you.  :-)

This is getting a bit off-topic, but I felt I should try to explain my
attempt at a joke that in retrospect was poorly worded.  Sorry about that.

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