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Re: placename nomenclature [was Re: Attn: Spanish speakers]

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Tuesday, September 3, 2002, 6:25
Thomas Wier wrote:

> Although the modern > inhabitants of Texas are called Texans, they were not always so: > during the Republic, they were "Texians", and that is still the > appropriate adjective for people living in Texas between 1817 > and 1845.
IIRC, "Texian" can also be applied to the modern descendants of historic Texians. -- John Cowan <jcowan@...> "Any legal document draws most of its meaning from context. A telegram that says 'SELL HUNDRED THOUSAND SHARES IBM SHORT' (only 190 bits in 5-bit Baudot code plus appropriate headers) is as good a legal document as any, even sans digital signature." --me