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13 April 2007

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copydude

So, how do they spell Uyghurt?

Little Miss Moi

Dear carpetblogger. Out of interest, what do they look like? I'm not being mean. The reason I ask is because before I left the sunny shores of the homeland, I did a russian class with a girl who was Asian, but with pale skin and blue eyes. I now realise she was probably Central/Eur Asian (I saw people in k-stan who looked similar). Except, she wrote all her notes for our class in a chinese script (thus, obviously she wasn't from a former soviet central republic, as they usually use cyrillic to write both russian and their native language)...

I could have just asked her, but that would be nosey. I preferred to look over her shoulder and eavesdrop on her conversations....

carpetblogger

Hmmm, interesting question. I don't know the answer to it but these girls are interesting looking for sure. One looks Kyrgyz (and based on her name, I thought maybe she was at first). The other looks distinctly Persian -- definitely not Chinese and definitely not Central Asian.

There was ANOTHER gal in the class I started out in. She was pale skinned and light eyed AND wearing a headscarf and long skirt AND her name was Svetlana. Based on absolutely nothing, I concluded that she was a devushka who made a regrettable marriage choice.

The only thing more fun than eavesdropping is to arrive at conclusions based on nothing but one's imagination.

Little Miss Moi

I love the reference to the 'Eurasian Pole of Inaccessibility' in that wiki article. I'm going to use that in a sentence next week, but not one that sounds like "did you know there's such a thing as a Eurasian Pole of Inaccessibility".

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