[lit-ideas] La Siesta en la Varanda (Was: Geary)

  • From: Jlsperanza@xxxxxxx
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 16 Oct 2004 17:48:54 EDT

In a message dated 10/16/2004 1:24:52 AM Eastern Standard Time,  
atlas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx writes:
> Where has he gone now?
Anyway, that's what's going  on.  I'm going back for another nap now.
Mike Geary
napping a lot  lately
in Memphis 

The other day I learned that the American-Mexican word, "la siesta", comes  
from the Roman habit -- "the sixth" -- of dividing the day in six -- well,  
twelve -- hours. Therefore, the sixth hour was the middle of the 'day'. Time to 
On the other hand, 'nap' is Scandinavian.

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