Dingo the Dissident

THE BLOG OF DISQUIET : Qweir Notions in the Armpit of Diogenes by DINGO the DISSIDENT binge-thinker since February 2008.
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Wednesday, 15 August 2012

The armchair

is the armpit
of comfort.
So how appropriate it was to read
that the Turkish for armchair
is the Uzbek for armpit.
(Uzbek is a Turkic language.)
However,
checking imperfectly online,
I found that koltuk in Turkish
can also mean sofa
- and even an ottoman! -
while the Uzbek for armpit
is qebyz according to one source
and qo'ltiq according to another.
Why did I bother ?!

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