Of course I stand behind the whole brown is for farmer thing. However, I've begun to wonder if this isn't just Ern's way of trying to distance himself from his roots? I have difficultly imagining Ern being either a bourgois or a boheme. After all, he's not the sort to drink, smoke, eat find foods, or be plagued by that wonderful French quality of having grand idees. He is rather pragmatic in his way -- a sort of empiricist. LIke the English. I have a feeling that his brown is for farmer pronouncement is just a clever ruse for distancing himself from the countryside, of which he is a product. If my theory is wrong, then I shall of course recant.