[thechat] Data quality heaven...

Martin Burns martin at easyweb.co.uk
Sun Sep 29 14:12:00 CDT 2002

On Sun, 29 Sep 2002, Madhu Menon wrote:

> At 11:26 PM 28-09-02, Martin Burns wrote:
> > > ah, Los Angeles!
> >
> >Which, IIRC, has a *longass* full name...
> Apparently, it was originally named:
> El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora Reina de Los Angeles del Río de Porciúncula
> (The Town of Our Lady Queen of the Angels of the River Porciúncula)
> Quite a mouthful indeed. ;)

Yup, and making it the winner in the 'most contracted city name' (ie from
the above 62 chars down to 2) category.


"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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