The Philippines

Jim Parish jparish at SIUE.EDU
Mon Apr 4 14:43:45 UTC 2005

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

I think it's a reference to the Lebanon (from Aramaic "laban", "white", for
the snow-capped view) Mountains, which run north-south the length of
the country.

Jim Parish

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