Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Apr 29 01:53:39 UTC 2013

On Apr 28, 2013, at 9:25 PM, Wilson Gray wrote:

> On Sun, Apr 28, 2013 at 5:27 PM, Cleve Evans
> <cleveland.evans at bellevue.edu>wrote:
>> it is way premature to say that his parents were trying to support the
>> original Tamerlane's "ideals" when choosing the name.
> Amen! Especially when 99.44% of Americas have never heard of Chechens and
> Chechnya, and even fewer have any idea who Tamerlane.
Well, we all know Kit Marlowe's "Tamburlaine", Parts I and II, don't we?  And we know enough about Chechnya to sent threatening notes to the embassy of the Czech Republic.


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