LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||26/FEV/2006 8:50 PM|
|Assunto:||The farther north or the more north?|
Definitely 'farther' in that context sounds best.
Regarding the content of that sentence, I find it somewhat surprising that more people would be using the internet in the south than in the north. I rather doubt it, actually. Incomes and general wealth is significantly higher in the north, and so I would think that more people there can afford computers and internet service.
By the way, is it a little curious that in both north and south america, there is a correlation between higher wealth and higher latitude? Southern brazil is wealthier than northern, argintina is wealthier than bolivia, ecuador, etc, the northern US is wealthier than the southern part, canada is wealthier than mexico. It seems to persist everywhere - australia is wealthier than indonesia, japan is wealthier than southern asia, europe is vastly wealthier than africa, russia is wealthier than india (or used to be, maybe not by much nowadays), and on and on. One must go far up to nearly uninhabitable latitudes to find exceptions to this rule.
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