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

Mark A. Mandel mamandel at LDC.UPENN.EDU
Tue Apr 5 17:54:47 UTC 2005

 Barbara Need writes:
 Perhaps when I reacted to "in Vatican City", my ear was expecting to
hear "in the Vatican" and so I found the actual form odd. But whyever
I found it odd, I did so. I guess I just speak a funny variety of
this funny language.

Or perhaps you're just unfamiliar with that rather odd lexical item,
"Vatican City". No sweat.

-- Mark
[This text prepared with Dragon NaturallySpeaking.]

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