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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: [Acro] Re: Question of the day


Thread: [Acro] Re: Question of the day

Message: [Acro] Re: Question of the day

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From: "Dr. Guenther Eichhorn" <gei at>

Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2002 14:28:07 UTC



For translations you should usually go to Altavista at:

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.

Dr. Guenther Eichhorn        |  gei at
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------ Original Message ------

In message <200207301355.LFC02992 at>, "Robert P. Lockard" 
>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
>---- Original message ----
>>Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2002 08:32:23 -0400
>>From: "Alex Belov" <belov at>  
>>Subject: [Acro] Re: Question of the day  
>>To: <AIRADLTD at>, <acro at>
>>First of all, the correct word is "hangar", we're not 
>hanging anyone over
>>The word Hangar comes to us via French in late 17th century 
>from 16th
>>centrury French "angar" defined as "an open shed, or novell, 
>>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 
>>What do I win?  :-)
>>----- Original Message -----
>>From: <AIRADLTD at>
>>To: <acro at>
>>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
>>> do they call them " Aircraft Hangers". What does "Hanger" 
>mean? So with
>>> the great minds out there, someone must know why they call 
>them "Aircraft
>>> Hangers".
>>> Hilton Tallman
>Robert P. Lockard
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