A comparison could have been made a century ago -- a comparison in which, incidentally, Paris would probably have suffered as BsAs was modern, affluent, and vibrant. But for the last so many years, the phrase has been used to flatter Portenos -- who willfully wish to remain in a state of denial. Or maybe they want their city to be distinguished from the likes of Asuncion and Lima. If you want to go the whole hog in shameless flattery, say that BsAs is the Paris of South America -- then correct yourself and say Paris is the BsAs of Europe. A mere shadow, a slave's flattery, a child's imitation of that might metropolis, BsAs, that brooks no comparison (I'm paraphrasing Tolkien as he describes how Saruman's Isengard compares to Sauron's citadel).steveinbsas said:We've often heard this phrase.
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