[Ads-l] In Belize, mangoes are what snowflakes are to Eskimos

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Jun 21 08:40:08 UTC 2015


The actual number is only 903.

JL

On Sat, Jun 20, 2015 at 9:08 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
wrote:

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> > On Jun 20, 2015, at 9:02 PM, W Brewer <brewerwa at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
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> > Well, not surprising that Eskimos have a thousand different words for
> > snowflake (or is it just snow?).
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> Not surprising, but also not true.  Or maybe surprising, but not true. =20=
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> LH
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> > We did learn in school that every
> > snowflake is special. There must be billions and billions of different
> > names. Poor Eskimos. Such attention to detail.
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