[Ads-l] Can you say "Cossack"?

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Mon May 18 22:47:26 UTC 2015


Then there's this:

http://www.seattlecossacks.com/

DanG

On Mon, May 18, 2015 at 6:31 PM, imwitty <imwitty at gmail.com> wrote:

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> I have to confess:
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> 1. I don=E2=80=99t have any idea regarding origins of that particular
> biker=
>  gang =E2=80=A6
> and the rest of them.
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> 2. I don=E2=80=99t have any idea how they chose their name.
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> 3. I don=E2=80=99t have any idea how those bikers pronounce that name.
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> 4. I don=E2=80=99t have any idea why police officers AND that CNN reporter
> AUTHORITATIVELY could pronounce that name the way you quoted.
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> But I suspect that somebody related to that gang had connection to Russia
> and/or Ukraine, or at least somehow familiar with those countries and/or
> their history, or just the literature =E2=80=93 A. Pushkin, N. Gogol, M.
> Sh=
> olochow,
> I. Babel, etc. See this article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cossacks. It
> appears there are some of them in the USA http://www.kazaksusa.com/. In
> the
> first line of the Wikipedia article you will find the CORRECT pronunciation
> of the ORIGINAL name.
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> On Mon, May 18, 2015 at 5:25 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
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> > As can be seen from the correctly spelled logo on their jackets, one of
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> > biker gangs involved in yersterdays Waco mayhem was called the "Cossacks"
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> > After checking with the police, the on-the-spot CNN reporter referred to
> > them authoritatively as the  / 'kou saeks/.
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