The Philippines

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM
Mon Apr 4 13:12:08 UTC 2005

Yeah, "*the* Lebanon" rings a bell  from the very distant past.  What's the story with that ?


sagehen <sagehen at WESTELCOM.COM> wrote:
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Subject: The Philippines

Uneven appearance of "the" with national names:
from Hugh Miles' /Al-Jazeera/ (Grove Press, New York),
p.98...."masterminded the Israeli invasion of Lebanon"...;
p.99..."events both inside and outside the Lebanon."
A. Murie

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