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Re: Newbie says hi

From:Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>
Date:Tuesday, November 12, 2002, 17:14
Padraic wrote:
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>To: CONLANG@LISTSERV.BROWN.EDU >Subject: Re: Newbie says hi >Date: Sun, 10 Nov 2002 18:48:59 -0800 > >--- Amanda Babcock <langs@...> wrote: > > > (Hmm, that sounds kind of like something that would > > be in a Pratchett book...) > >Close anyway. In one of the books he went on about >Place Name Customs. You know, along the lines of >"Great White Explorer Man barges up to native and >shouts very loudly in English 'What is that place?' to >which the native replies 'hmungdo nd amdo', which gets >duly noted on maps as "Mungodamo" but actually means >"What do you think it is, you stupid foreign git?" "
I seem to remember there's a Discworld placename of astonishingly few syllables that manages to mean "Your finger, you idiot", because the Great Pinkish Explorer pointed on the thing asking "What's that?", but I can't find it at the moment. Andreas _________________________________________________________________ Help STOP SPAM with the new MSN 8 and get 2 months FREE*