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#20876 03/08/01 11:45 AM
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And, of course, you are the world famous sitar player!

Naah. Too much like hard work. Though on the other hand, like Chaplin, the old fellers been sprogging to a ripe age. Hmmm... kind of reminds of the lines from Paul Simon's "Duncan" (if I can remember them without Mondegreening too much):

"Oooh what a night
Oh what a garden of delight
Even now that sweet memory lingers
I was playing my guitar
Lying underneath the stars
Just thanking the lord for my fingers
For my fingers..."

Makes you think, dunnit?

The first names actually, are not shared with the sitarist since for him Shankar is his surname, whwereas it is merely my middle name. Coincidentally, though, a Ravi Shankar Shastri, if I'm not mistaken, was the Indian player of the '80s who equalled Sobers' 6 sixes in an over and still has the record for the fastest first-class double century, if I'm not mistaken.

But, no, there are no famous Ravi Nairs or Ravi Shankar Nairs, as far as I am aware. And my time is long past...

cheer

the sunshine warrior

ps. For anyone who has been to Max's little treasure-cave (idrive thingy or driveway thingy), the picture of me is vastly incomplete - there should be a nearly empty pint-glass of beer (alas weak Chicago stuff) in my hand (I'd had it for five seconds already - of course it would be nearly empty) and a cigarette in my other hand. And yes, that is a missing canine tooth: I had to give up my career as an haematophage after that incident - that'll learn me never to suck a rhino again!


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Ravi = the Sun (or the name of the Sun)

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Ravi = the Sun (or the name of the Sun)
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Sun - La
Kahikole = early morning
Kahiku = before noon
Perhaps Kala (long "a"s) for The Sun

so we must all, therefore : lua kalai lani (circle around the sun)
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Excellent.

Kala (long 'a's) in Hindi means 'balck' - and I guess I'm darker than most here - the black sun?

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wow,
those are really cool. Got one for Chopped Liver?


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MaxQ>kaitiaki

Well, Max, I do 'know' or think I know, that the Tiaki is that little Maori idol??? So, perhaps the word 'kaitiaki' has something to do with that? Thought I'd start there.

Just went quickly to Atomica.com and found out that Kaitiaki can be translated to: guardianship, caretaker or master though, after that I'm stumped! Though if you are the 'master' and 'perfect'... hummmm - must get to know you better!

Just guessing... but at least trying!

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the Tiaki is that little Maori idol???

I wonder if you were thinking of the hei tiki, normally abbreviated to tiki, a ubiquitous Maori fertility image. Other than a pot-belly, the tiki and I have little in common. Now that you know what "kaitiaki" means, it should not be to hard to find a relatively common English name derived from a word roughly synonymous with caretaker. My first name is also a very common surname, but spell it wrong, and you'll have to flee to one of the cities of refuge!


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Why on earth is the name Robert shortened to Bob. This is true of English and French. I would understand Rob, but Bob??


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Dear belMarduk: Nicknames seldom make sense. Why is Senator Edward Kennedy called Teddy? Why am I called Bill? Sometimes nicknames are coined by the small children who cannot pronounce the name right, and the family rather than mocking their efforts, adopts them. I saw a cartoon in New Yorker recently showing one young executive asking another, "What does it mean when the boss does not use your nickname?" Haven't got the magazine to check the quote, but it's fairly close. In many settings, if you don't have a nickname,you're underprivileged.


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AnnaStrophic Hawaiian names... Got one for Chopped Liver?
Bad day, Elizabeth? Chopped liver my er... ummm... goodness!
Take heart and listen to this:
Elizabeth is from the Hebrew and means oath of God.
In Hawaiian Ho'ohiki A Ke Akua is the literal translation.
Pg.91 Eileen M. Root Hawaiian Names English Names.



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