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

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sat Oct 21 12:25:56 EDT 2017


Niger Innis (son of Roy) is National Spokesperson for the Congress of
Racial Equality (CORE). He just spoke on CNN.

Pronounced NYE-jur.

JL

On Sat, Oct 21, 2017 at 11:50 AM, Herb Stahlke <hfwstahlke at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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