Another (colonial -- not?) "The"

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Fri May 23 17:59:50 UTC 2008

"The Gambia".  In an article in the Boston Globe, among the subjects
of which is a player from there (both places).  It must be the
country's own choice, which conclusion I base on a direct quote from
an authority: a football (i.e., soccer) player formerly on The
Gambia's U17 and U20 national teams, and just called up to its
(senior) national team.


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