"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.
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