Wednesday, 15 April 2009
"Jart" in Georgian (well, "jarti", to be exact, as most nouns have an "i" added) means scrap metal. This yard was full to bursting with it - there's even a complete car in there, its roof visible. What do they do with it all?! I HOPE they sell it off occasionally. The other meaning I know of for the word is in Greg Bear's sci fi novels Eon, Eternity and Legacy, concerning a fearsomely alien race seemingly hostile to all others; this was their name, the Jarts.