Wednesday, February 18, 2009

* How 'America' got the name.

The following joke was told to me on my Yangtze cruise by my fellow traveler Calvin. The guy has a talent of telling jokes. I was so naive that I believed in the joke.

The Chinese cook in Columbus’s ship saw America for the first time and said in Taishanese, “Ah Mud Li Ka (roughly translated as “what is this?”, and that’s why it is called America - of course it is not true but the joke is quite funny to me. :)

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