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  • "'Amiki,' he said, spreading out his empty hands, palm up. 'Amiki. Bene-bene.' Friend. Is good. It was taki-taki, the all-purpose pidgin polyglot that the traders from Barbados to Trinidad spoke in the ports."
    —Diana Gabaldon, Voyager (NY: Dell, 1994), 862

    January 17, 2010