Thursday, March 16, 2006

Catholic conspiracy?

So I need to find the most accurate way to describe “maulvi” (it’s for something I was writing, don’t ask what) and I go to Dictionary.com, type the word and hit Search.

And this is what it says:
No entry found for “maulvi”

Did you mean “maul vi”?
Intrigued, I click on “maul vi”. And then this is what it says:
No entry found for “maul vi”

Did you mean “Paul VI”?
Hmm.

13 comments:

  1. :)

    Wikipedia>Dictionary.com maybe.

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  2. Didn't know Dictionary.com also gave cross-references :-)

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  3. curious tho ... did you find what you were looking for?

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  4. one step further:

    "Paul VI: Pope (1963-1978) noted for easing regulations on fasting and interfaith marriages."

    http://dictionary.reference.com/search?r=2&q=Paul%20VI

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  5. You must've found this but anyway...
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maulana

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  6. Jai, Maulvi is spelt in many different ways in different countries. In Iran the transliteration is often Molavi (it's pronounced differently as well). Other variations include Maulwi, Mawlvi, Maulawi, etc. Apparently it means "our guide, or master, or lord" in Arabic and Persian. Maulana and Maulvi are two different forms of the same word.

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  7. you ridicule islam. prepare to die.

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  8. damn! Anoymous beat me to that...

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  9. lookie at answers.com instead http://www.answers.com/main/ntquery?s=found%20for%20%E2%80%9Cmaulvi%E2%80%9D&fw=2&fc=23&gwp=16

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  10. Prepare to die anyway - it's likely to happen sometime even if you don't ridicule Islam.
    BTW "Rashid" is the Arab for guide. "Maulavi" means something close to teacher I think.
    ("Maulava" is the Russian for a horny woman.)
    DD

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  11. Why would the Russians need a word for that?

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  12. Ha! jabberwocky how dare you insinuate Islam and allow maulvi to be equated with Russian horny women.
    I demand you remove this post at once, or I'll land up in Delhi and we'll see who's the boss around town <:X

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  13. Why would the Russians need a word for that?

    now you offend women too! :(

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