I often post about Herero, southern African Bantu-speaking ranchers. I plan to continue because they are prosperous people with strong families and little crime or disorder. They also defy western definitions of things like marriage, family, male investment, and so on. My purpose in these posts is to describe this matrilineal society that works because much of the left end of the SES distribution in the US seems to be following the same social development. Perhaps there are lessons from the Herero that as citizens we should understand.
But nothing so serious today: this is just for fun. I am posting a quiz. I can’t offer my voice on your answering machine for the first correct answer, but that answer will certainly receive praise and applause from our audience. Tune in tomorrow for the answer if it does not appear sooner.
Sitting around the fire late one evening with our neighbors, drinking tea and smoking [redacted], a young woman about 20 spoke up with a question.
“Henry, you Europeans are reputed to be very smart. If you are smart you should know who discovered zeroo (rhymes with “me too”) twendia.”
“I have no idea what zeroo twendia is” I said.
“I don’t know what it is either but I know who discovered it”
So here is your quiz: who discovered zeroo twendia?