Mongolian greetings

Bapopik at AOL.COM Bapopik at AOL.COM
Tue Sep 17 06:00:03 UTC 2002

   Greetings from some town in the Gobi desert!  My MIAT flight today was cancelled!  What a surprise!  So we're driving 800 kms in the Gobi desert in the Soviet jeeps without the seat belts back to Ulaan Bataar, so I can get a flight to Beijing and then Chengdu and then Lhasa.  Geez, what a mess.
   I have 160 messages and it takes five minutes to get to one of them.
   Quickly, before the monster Mongolian ride:

CAKEWALK--William Safire's column last Sunday said that "cakewalk" was from 1877. Many months ago, I posted an 1874 citation.  Of course, the NEW YORK TIMES corrections and letters to the editor are not open to me.  I will never be treated fairly by that publication.  But still, a fellow ADS member--can't I even get respect in the ADS?

B.B.B.--Big Black Bird.  Kind of like L.B.J.

300 MONOGLIAN WORDS FOR HORSE--Said in the LONELY PLANET guide.  My tour guide was skeptical.

  While your father is alive make as many friends as you can.  While your horse is alive see as many lands as you can.


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