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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.