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#130808 08/01/04 09:46 AM
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A "bastinado" is a small, padded basket in which one places an illegitimate child to sleep.



You sure you're not a Bhuddist, Padre? I could have sworn that you were TEd Remington in a previous life ...


#130809 08/01/04 07:40 PM
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Capfka asks: You sure you're not a Bhuddist, Padre?

Everything I know about reincarnation I learned from the 1973 movie "Lost Horizon" in which a Bert Bacharach song says:

The World is a Circle without a beginning,
and nobody knows where it really ends.
Everything depends on where you
are in the circle that never begins.
Nobody knows where the circle ends.

And just because you think you're small,
that doesn't mean that you're small at all.
And just the way a tiny branch is like a tree to a twig,
to someone else you are big.

The World is a Circle without a beginning,
and nobody knows where it really ends.
Woooa!

Everything depends on where you
are in the circle that's spinning around.
Half of the time we are upside down.

And just because they say you're weak,
that doesn't mean you've a weak physique.
And even if they're partly right,
at least they're partially wrong.
To someone else you are strong.

And just because they say you're slow,
that doesn't mean that you're slow, you know.
And even if you're never first,
compared to someone who's last,
they're sure to think you are fast.

The World is a Circle without a beginning,
and nobody knows where it really ends.
Woooa!

Everything depends on where you
are in the cirle that never begins.
Nobody knows where the circle ends.

The World is a Circle that never begins.
Nobody knows where the circle ends.



#130810 08/05/04 04:30 AM
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As the resident, unofficial and unelected champion of Mongol causes (you'll note I did not use the incorrect 'Mongolian'), I thought I'd draw to your attention that Mongols have never heard of Ghengis Khan.

They know their latter day hero as "Chinggis Khan"; with a drawn out accent on the first syllable and "khan" pronounced 'harn' - so it comes out as "CHIIING giss-harn".

...just in case you were laying awake at night wondering...

stales


#130811 08/05/04 10:19 AM
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Except you wouldn't pronounce the R unless you're somehow incapable of pronouncing Rs in those situations. OTOH, the Mongolian (you'll note that I did not use the incorrect 'Mongoloid') receptionist we used to have (she left just last week) pronunced it Temujin.


#130812 08/05/04 05:23 PM
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of the Kurultai, of course. (And for some reason, Temujin pronounced thame-you-chin.)


#130813 08/07/04 02:46 PM
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I like the thought of living in felt tents.

Wonder what the Mongols' word for felt is?


#130814 08/07/04 08:31 PM
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dub-dub, you are so intense.



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#130815 08/08/04 04:29 AM
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Our Australian geologist mate stayed in a yurt when he was in Mongolia. Haven't seen him around here for a while.


#130816 08/08/04 12:38 PM
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stayed in a yurt

While looking round the web, I discovered that the Mongolian term for yurt is ger. The former is from a Russian word yurta and is Turkic in origin.


#130817 08/08/04 07:48 PM
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I actually knew that, jheem. It's just that most people don't, and using "yurt" saves explanation.


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