Re: CHAT: Paris, Texas (was: Language of Tetril)
|From:||Anton Sherwood <bronto@...>|
|Date:||Friday, December 14, 2001, 6:46|
> Ferko writes:
> > British Columbia is called "British" because Queen Victoria liked
> > the name "Columbia", but it was already taken, so she added "British"
> > in front of it, to distinguish it from Spanish Columbia.
Barry Garcia wrote:
> Although, she might have gotten away with it with the spelling,
> since the Spanish country is spelled "Colombia", but i guess
> confusion would still have resulted ;).
Alternately could have calqued it to Doveland.
Anton Sherwood -- http://www.ogre.nu/