Sunday, April 30, 2006

Rapanui word for the day: TINGO

Let's not borrow from culture that tangos with tingo
Albany Times Union
First published: Sunday, April 30, 2006
Whether tingo gains currency in English isn't the point of the book; rather, it allows us to wonder what's happening on Easter Island that they would need such a word.
The above article reviews Adam Jacot de Boinard's book "The Meaning of Tingo and Other Extraordinary Words from Around the World" (Penguin Press; $19.95; 209 pages).

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