Lars Finsen wrote: > > Den 20. jun. 2008 kl. 17.26 skrev Peter Collier: >> >> I just love 'Bintland' - it conjures up such a >> marvellous mental image of some kind of >> theme park of 'ill repute'. > > I see, so the connection is that obvious. I thought > 'bint' was rather an obscure word. At least > Matthew Reilly, my latest translation victim, seems > to think you need to be somewhat familiar with > Arabic to recognise it. Well, I've never run across that word here in the United States. --Ph. D.