[Ads-l] sherpa

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Tue Feb 14 14:16:56 EST 2017


But my comment was age-related.

JL

On Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 1:00 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
wrote:

> > On Feb 14, 2017, at 10:02 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM>
> wrote:
> >
> > But eighty is the new sixty-three.
> >
> > JL
>
> Reminds me of a birthday card I saw earlier this week (or maybe it was a
> Valentine’s Day card) with the legend “70 is the new 69”.
>
> LH
> >
> > On Mon, Feb 13, 2017 at 10:18 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >> On Sun, Feb 12, 2017 at 8:58 AM, Jonathan Lighter <
> wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
> >> wrote:
> >>
> >>> I must have been forty before I discovered that "Sherpa" was a tribal,
> >> not
> >>> an occupational, designation.
> >>>
> >>
> >> You mean to say that it *doesn’t* mean "porter, bearer, guide," or some
> >> such, in Nepalese?!!! :-(
> >>
> >> Hmm. Rather, it’s from Tibetan words, _Shar Pa_, that mean "Eastern
> Folk."
> >>
> >> And I’m only weeks away from my _eightieth_ birthday.
> >>
> >> "Better late than never," to coin a phrase.
> >>
> >> --
> >> -Wilson
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