[Ads-l] [Non-DoD Source] "Niger" or "Niger"?

Herb Stahlke hfwstahlke at GMAIL.COM
Sat Oct 21 11:50:23 EDT 2017


For what it's worth, both pronunciations were current in Nigeria in the
60s.  Of course we Peace Corps Volunteers preferred the French.

Herb

On Sat, Oct 21, 2017 at 10:11 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Lindsey Graham:
>
> Nih-JEER.
>
> BTW, the only tigers in Africa in 1887 would have been imported from Asia,
> where they live.
>
> So it's just as conceivable that the incident occurred in Africa as
> anywhere else outside of Asia, as long as the tiger had been imported
> (perhaps escaped from a circus).
>
> One mustn't assume.
>
> Which is more likely in 1887 - a Nigerien in Asia or a tiger in Africa.
>
> Hmmm.....
>
> JL
> JL
>
> On Sat, Oct 21, 2017 at 7:44 AM, W Brewer <brewerwa at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > "A Girl Who was Swimming the Niger"  © Warren A. Brewer
> >
> > A girl who was swimming the Niger
> > Encountered a wandering tiger
> > "How, what, when, and where
> > Did you get to Niger?"
> > "With a compass," he said, "and Geiger"
> >
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