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Thread: [Acro] Re: Question of the day
Message: [Acro] Re: Question of the day
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From: "Dr. Guenther Eichhorn" <gei at head-cfa.harvard.edu>
Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2002 14:28:07 UTC
Hi, For translations you should usually go to Altavista at: http://world.altavista.com/ It doesn't find a translation for kiska. I tried another translator in Russia which also couldn't translate that word. It may be a problem with the spelling or it may be that it is a contraction or slang word. You'll have to ask the Russians on this list for help. Guenther --------------------------------------------------- Dr. Guenther Eichhorn | gei at cfa.harvard.edu ADS Project Scientist | Phone: 617-495-7260 http://ads.harvard.edu | Fax: 617-496-7577 Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory 60 Garden Street, MS-83, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA ------ Original Message ------ In message <200207301355.LFC02992 at vmms4.verisignmail.com>, "Robert P. Lockard" writes: >Thank you for the education Alex. Now I will follow this up >with a question that has nothing to do with flying, unless >you count "she does not like small planes." > >I have been dating this Russian lady (note: very interesting, >smart and good person except this fear of flying thing). >Anyway, she keeps calling me kiska. Any idea what that is, >she won't tell me. > >Later, Dive / Fly Safe >-Rob > >---- Original message ---- >>Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2002 08:32:23 -0400 >>From: "Alex Belov" <belov at iac52.com> >>Subject: [Acro] Re: Question of the day >>To: <AIRADLTD at aol.com>, <acro at gf24.de> >> >>First of all, the correct word is "hangar", we're not >hanging anyone over >>here. >> >>The word Hangar comes to us via French in late 17th century >from 16th >>centrury French "angar" defined as "an open shed, or novell, >whrein >>husbandmen set their ploughes, etc, out of the sun and >weather". "Angar" >>actually came from Latin "angarium", or to shed or stable. >> >>The word Garage also came from the French "garer", a verb >meaning to dock >>ships, and most likely the reason it never made it into >aviation. >> >>What do I win? :-) >>Alex... >> >>----- Original Message ----- >>From: <AIRADLTD at aol.com> >>To: <acro at gf24.de> >>Sent: Tuesday, July 30, 2002 6:35 AM >>Subject: [Acro] Question of the day >> >> >>> A young man and his father stopped at my hanger the other >day. As we where >>> talking the young man asked a question that I couldn't >answer. He asked >>why >>> do they call them " Aircraft Hangers". What does "Hanger" >mean? So with >>all >>> the great minds out there, someone must know why they call >them "Aircraft >>> Hangers". >>> Hilton Tallman >>> >>> >> >--- >Robert P. Lockard >Independent Oracle Consulting >Database Design, Development and Admin. > >IMPORTANT: >This e-mail is intended for the use of the individual addressee(s) named above > and may contain information that is confidential privileged or unsuitable for > overly sensitive persons with low self-esteem, no sense of humor or irrationa >l religious beliefs. If you are not the intended recipient, any dissemination >, distribution or copying of this e-mail is not authorized (either explicitly >or implicitly) and constitutes an irritating social faux pas. Unless the word > absquatulation has been used in its correct context somewhere other than in t >his warning, it does not have any legal or grammatical use and may be ignored. > No animals were harmed in the transmission of this e-mail. Those of you with > an overwhelming fear of the unknown will be gratified to learn that there is >no hidden message revealed by reading this warning backwards, so just ignore t >hat Alert Notice from Microsoft. However, by pouring a complete circle of salt > around yourself and your computer you can ensure tha! > t no harm befalls you and your pets.