Date: Wed, 25 Sep 1996 10:04:06 +0100

From: Dennis Baron debaron[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UIUC.EDU

Subject: Re: Chinese Fire Drill -Reply

Another : Chinese three-point landing = a crash, perhaps not a reflection

on asian aviation but the folk sense that if you dig straight down you get

to China . . . .

So here's another question for you New Yorkers: is Chinese handball

(wherein you hit the ball down first, rather than straight at the wall, as

in American handball), which is the kind of handball we played as kids in

Queens in the early 1950s, a reference to the same digging down to China?



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