"Silicon" (geog.)

Peter A. McGraw pmcgraw at LINFIELD.EDU
Fri Jul 13 15:05:57 UTC 2001

Then there's "Baja" for Baja California.

--On Friday, July 13, 2001 5:41 AM -0400 "Joanne M. Despres"
<jdespres at MERRIAM-WEBSTER.COM> wrote:

> This sort of reduction of compound geographical names strikes me
> as not too unusual.  Offhand, "The Dominican" for "The Dominican
> Republic" (sometimes heard on baseball broadcasts) and "The
> States" for "The United States" spring to mind.
> Joanne Despres

                               Peter A. McGraw
                   Linfield College   *   McMinnville, OR
                            pmcgraw at linfield.edu

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