Kak nazyvaetsya? Mary Neal has

by Nathan Hamm on 12/22/2003

Kak nazyvaetsya?

Mary Neal has a list
of things she wants to know how to say in Kartuli (Georgian, and not
the kind in Atlanta – really, use this information wisely to impress
people at parties: “Well, actually, it’s called Kartuli”).
I can do some in Russian, but they’re not literal, or nice, when I say
’em. As for “What’s that smell?,” that’s not worth knowing because when
friends come to visit you in a country like that, you might be that smell. God knows I harbored some vicious funk in Uzbekistan.

Meanwhile, Kris Lofgren has some reflections on Turkey. My favorite

What are the Kurds keeping in all that extra space in their pants?

Yes, what?

I should try to come up with an Uzbekistan list with some friends some time.

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