Another (colonial -- not?) "The"

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri May 23 19:24:33 UTC 2008

At 1:59 PM -0400 5/23/08, Joel S. Berson wrote:
>"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.
Maybe he was a transfer from The Ohio State University.


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