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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