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On Mon, Feb 1, 2010 at 12:06 PM, Barry Wellman <[log in to unmask]>wrote:

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> When I was in Tanzania in 1970, the "WaBenzi" were a mythical tribe of
> very rich Africans. Just like like WaTutsi meant the people of the Tutsi
> tribe, WaBenzi meant people of the (Mercedes) Benz tribe.
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> My guess is that MoBenzi is a similar pun, altho not aimed at the very
> rich.
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