Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Sailing to Byzantium

What crazy person is responsible for the Times's invention of a region called "Abruzzi"? (I've noted this before re: "Apulia").

To help readers confused by the Times's bizarre fetish for archaic place names, I've appended this handy map of southeast Asia, or, as it is properly named, "the orient":

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5 Comments:

Blogger Adrian said...

What invention? I've been there many times. It's about 1 1/2 from Rome.

Thu Feb 22, 05:12:00 PM GMT  
Blogger mmw said...

Both of them?

No, because there is only one. It's called Abruzzo.

Thu Feb 22, 05:30:00 PM GMT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sir, you have become such a PEDANT in your OLD AGE. What happened to the young man who wore a fluorescent orange watch cap to match his green-and-orange striped boxers, hein? What happened to that anarchic elan? I fear for you past age 40.

Thu Feb 22, 08:19:00 PM GMT  
Blogger mmw said...

What, no one likes my little map? Formosa! Come on!

And those boxers were hastily abandoned at fiumicino a decade ago, after a particularly harrowing incident of "anarchic elan," as you well know, "anonymous."

I still wear that hat though.

Thu Feb 22, 08:37:00 PM GMT  
Anonymous dubarry said...

pedants are hott.

Mon Mar 05, 07:59:00 PM GMT  

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