[thechat] Data quality heaven...

Martin Burns martin at easyweb.co.uk
Sat Sep 28 12:57:00 CDT 2002

On Fri, 27 Sep 2002, Erika Meyer wrote:

> >Thailand has a longer city name --
> >
> >Krungthep Mahanakhon Bovorn Ratanakosin Mahintharayutthaya Mahadilokpop
> >Noparatratchathani Burirom Udomratchanivet Mahasathan Amornpiman
> >Avatarnsathit Sakkathattiyavisnukarmprasit
> >
> >-- which means the 'City of Angels'.
> ah, Los Angeles!

Which, IIRC, has a *longass* full name...

"Names, once they are in common use, quickly
 become mere sounds, their etymology being
 buried, like so many of the earth's marvels,
 beneath the dust of habit." - Salman Rushdie

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