Sunday, November 28, 2010

One Thing I Learned Today

"Horde" as in "Mongol Horde," means the central headquarters, the general's encampment.

Well, actually that I knew. What I didn't know is that it survives in "Urdu," the name of the langauge spoken in Pakistan, an offshoot of Hindi, said to be the form that evolved among soldiers.  Or as a tour guide in Delhi told me a few years bak--"it's a camp language."

That is all.  Resume your pointless entertainments.

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