Re: strange story
- Dear Eric,
Well at least now I don't need to translate the French
for the Arizona Secular Humanists board. I have enough
trouble with al-Hilw's speech. As for your gloating
about your own linguistic skills, true I am jealous.
If my high school had offered Arabic, I would have taken
it, but I had a choice of Latin, French, and Spanish.
I initially chose the least useful of the three but got
sensible and switched to French.
>I had a few more ideas on how to search for this and
>finally found the story of the girl (from Los Angeles)
>who is now honorary Libyan consul to the US.
>It looks like an interesting website too with Libyan
>news items in English and some in Arabic (these
>dealing with the Libyans' struggle against Italian
>colonialism -- see you miss the good stuff when you
>don't read Arabic!).
> Monday, 6 January, 2003: An American woman who
>entered a Libyan Internet beauty pageant has been
>granted Libyan nationality and been appointed
>Tripoli's honorary ambassador to the US. Libya's
>Foreign Ministry released a statement Sunday saying
>"American Miss Net" Tecca Zendik was granted
>nationality during a special ceremony in Tripoli,
>where she arrived Saturday. Libya last November hosted
>the "Miss Net World," won by Britain's Lucy Layton.