Manos (Kyrgyzstan epic poem); Kyrgyzstan food

Mark Odegard markodegard at HOTMAIL.COM
Thu May 10 19:20:37 UTC 2001

>The OED is not and has never been intended to be useful as a gazetteer.
>The reason _Hungary_ is included is that we have evidence for it as
>an attributive (chiefly in _Hungary water_), and not that we think it's
>more worthy than Latvia or Lithuania. If we had evidence for, say,
>_Latvia hat_ we would put it in.
>Jesse Sheidlower

But certainly, OED covers Kirgiz Rug, does it not?
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