Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Fact of the Day: Safari

Safari comes from the Swahili language where it means "journey". The word safari in Swahili itself comes from the Arabic word safara which means "to travel". 

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  1. I've been told by those who have gone on Safari, that the best of them all is the one through the Serengeti - Tanzania and Kenya. However I think now with all the turmoil erupting in Nairobi etc. it would be a very game person to go on this "great wonders of the World" safari.
    Such a pity that wonders of the World are spoilt by ridiculous and sheer bloody madness conflict.
    Colin

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  2. Interesting Adam, I didny know that...

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  3. Put one foot in front of the other

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  4. Now I know the origin of this word. Thanks.

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  5. I always wanted to go on a safari. Too chicken.

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  6. Well, that fits, doesn't it!

    Have a great day,
    -Kati

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  7. Very interesting. I am always fascinated where words come from. England had several from India like 'bungalow' and 'khaki'. Many more that I can't bring to mind right now.

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  8. Safari is another one of those words where folks drop the pronoun. You don't go on A safari, but rather you go on safari. Very interesting.

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    1. Correct - thank God someone knows something!
      Colin

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  9. interesting, it sounds a pretty language.

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  10. Another interesting fact! xo Diana

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