Ben Zimmer in WSJ on "Boko Haram"

W Brewer brewerwa at GMAIL.COM
Sun May 11 08:18:39 UTC 2014

Okay, thanks, BZ.  I fiddled with the Online-Bargery, and the Wikipedia
article on Boko Haram elaborates things a bit, a good gloss being
<<traversing the Western system of education is haram>>. Derivation vs.
association is still a matter of opinion.

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