"Vatican City"; was Re: "The" Philippines

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM
Sun Apr 3 14:55:34 UTC 2005

"Vatican City" is the only form I've ever encountered - that and "The Vatican."

"The Vatican City" may make perfect sense, but it's certainly not the general form.


Barbara Need <nee1 at MIDWAY.UCHICAGO.EDU> wrote:
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Subject: "Vatican City"; was Re: "The" Philippines

As a follow-up to this discussion, I just heard "in Vatican City" on
CNN's coverage of the events there, rather than "in the Vatican
City", which is what I would expect.


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