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Bislama = edible seaslug (was Re: Foods and Ethnic Identities)

From:Jonathan Chang <zhang2323@...>
Date:Sunday, September 3, 2000, 4:36
    hehe I think it's amusing that there is at least one language (NatLang
pidgin, of course) that is named after a food - named after the wonderful
edible delectable seaslug...
    BISLAMA!!  a.k.a. Beche-le-mar, Biche-la-mer, Bicho Do Mar, etc.

<A HREF="">Bislama, Vanuatu's
Pidgin Lingua Franca</A>

<A HREF="">Bisl
ama (yahoo/google)</A>


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were pidgin and not Pentecost."
- George Steiner,  _After Babel:
  Aspects of Language & Translation_

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