[Ads-l] "Niger" or "Niger"?

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Mon Oct 23 21:00:18 EDT 2017


Sen. John McCain:

Nye-JEER.

So why not "Nye-JEER-uns"?

JL

On Mon, Oct 23, 2017 at 3:58 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> So expect a slight increase in immigration of Nigeriennes.
>
> JL
>
> On Mon, Oct 23, 2017 at 2:09 PM, MULLINS, WILLIAM D (Bill) CIV USARMY
> RDECOM AMRDEC (US) <william.d.mullins18.civ at mail.mil> wrote:
>
>> I've heard more than once that there are more captive tigers in the U.S.
>> than there are wild ones in South Asia.
>>
>> >
>> > 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
>>
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