What are residents of Cairo
Etymology, Etymology, and more Etymology
as well as grammar, usage, euphemism, slang, jargon, semantics, linguistics, neologism, idiom, cant, and argot.
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consists of tough questions about the nuances of the English language.
Egyptian novelist Ahdaf
Soueif on a visit to Cairo:
Right there, at my feet, the Nile spreads out in a shimmering, flowing mass.
The water reflects the lights of small boats, of floating restaurants, of the
bridges flung across the river. From the centre rises Gezira island, on it the
lit-up dome of the Opera House and the tall, slim lotus of the Cairo
The scene is spectacularly
beautiful, and over it all hangs the thick pall that Cairenes call "the black
cloud". No one seems certain where it comes from. They say it's the farmers
burning husks of rice in Sharqiyya province. They say it's Cairo rubbish
burning in several places - two of the fires out of control. They say it's a
component in the new unleaded petrol. It hangs over everything, but
Cairenes live with it, because - so far - they can still
good night, Cairenes . . . Cairenes, good night
chuck at chuckdavis.ca
My first guess was Cairenes, my second Cairoans. Is there any rhyme
or reason to these -ites (Vancouver), -enes (Cairo), -ans (Calgary), -onians
(Toronto), -ers (Winnipeg), -ians (Paris) -- other than custom or
jffriesen at shaw.ca
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